The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) chose Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More as the recipient of their annual award for best young adult fiction.

The SIBA book awards are an annual event celebrating literature written by Southern authors and inspired by the American South.  The winning novels are nominated and voted for each year by SIBA-member booksellers.

The Moon and More is a contemporary realistic novel. In the summer before college, small town girl Emaline meets Theo, a super-ambitious outsider who promises her a bright future. Emaline wants the moon and more, but first she must learn to balance where she comes from with where she’s going.

For more on the SIBA awards and to view the full list of 2014 winners, visit the SIBA website.

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About Author

Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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