MOONFACE by Angela Balcita [REVIEW]
When I picked up my copy of MOONFACE, I was expecting to enjoy it. Any book that is marketed as “a true love story” is something that I can get on board with. What I wasn’t prepared to do was finish the 222 page book in one sitting, but I did!
I couldn’t put Moonface down! It made me cry (a couple times), made me laugh, made my heart ache, and made it impossible for me to stop reading. THAT is the mark of a truly great book.
Moonface is the story of Angela Balcita, an amazingly strong, inspiring woman that suffers from failing kidneys. Angela tells her story with a tone to her writing that is lacking in most novels. Never once did I feel like I was reading a biography. Instead, I felt lucky enough that Balcita allowed me into her private thoughts.
Balcita’s story isn’t just about her surviving her disease. In fact, while the transplants (yes, transplants) play a big role in her story, Moonface is more about the relationship between her and her boyfriend Chris.
With witty dialogue (that can only be drawn from true experiences), and heartfelt narration that will make you keep turning the pages for more, Moonface is one of the best books that I’ve read in a long time – if not ever.
I would love to gush on more about this amazing book, and about this extraordinary woman (and man!), but saying more would give away parts of the story…which you need to experience for yourself.
While I adored this Moonface, it may not be for everyone. I’m a hopeless romantic, and seeing the ups and downs of their relationship was amazing to me. These are two people that are completely in love, and probably couldn’t live without each other. But since this is real life and not fiction, they have disagreements. There are doubts, and sometimes even hurt feelings and fights.
The honesty that oozes from the pages of Moonface is what makes the book fantastic. For an amazing, inspiring read, be sure to pick up Angela Balcita’s story. I promise you won’t regret it.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Harper Perennial | Pages: 222 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon
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