"It's been a year since Luna's mother, the fashion-model wife of a successful film director, was hit and killed by a taxi in New York's East Village. Luna, her father, and her little brother, Tile, are still struggling with grief.
When Luna goes to clean out her mother's old studio, she's stunned to find her mom's cell phone there -- charged and holding seven unheard messages. With the help of her dreamy neighbor, Oliver, Luna begins to listen to them and piece together the events leading up to her death. Now she must face the fact that the tidy tale she's been told may not be the whole truth.
Summary: Luna handles the death of her mother well, as well as you could ever expect from a 13 year old girl at least. To finally give herself some closure, she goes to her mother's studio and finds the phone. While listening to these messages she not only comes closer to discovering the whole story of her mom's demise, but she also begins discovering herself and growing as a person.
PROS: This book is such an easy read, it's something that you'll read in the summer on your patio with some lemonade. But, it's also entertaining. The entire time I had no idea what the next message would be, what clue she would find, and how she would react to the situation. I also love how the death isn't the only piece to this story, it has so much more. It has a subtle romance and a beautiful sense of self-discovery.
CONS: I'm not going to lie, the middle of this book is a bit dull. You start to think "Oh my god just figure out what happened already", and it won't be until the end of the book that you will realize that everything in the book is important. Just give it a chance.
Rate: This book is worth it. I loved it. 4 out of 5 books (because books are better than stars).