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Title: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Joni on October 28, 2011, 11:06 PM
I don't rave about a lot of books, but I wanted to encourage anyone who hasn't already (I'm always way behind) to read our own Jenny Moss' TAKING OFF. I was originally interested in it because of the space shuttle angle, and that part of the story is really fascinating and emotional and bittersweet. But the book is much more, full of wonderful character development and not-your-usual-YA romance and lovely insights about life and loved ones and dreams.

Highly recommended! And thanks, Jenny!! Kudos.

(And mods, if there's already a Book Talk thread for this book, feel free to move this, but I searched and didn't find one.)
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: bechick108 on October 28, 2011, 11:33 PM
Oh, I read that last year and it was so good. I think I even wrote up a review of it but never posted it anywhere. The character development was so inspirational. It's the type of book I want my daughter to read when she's a teen. Wonderful!
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: ecb on October 28, 2011, 11:57 PM
I was *just* thinking about Jenny yesterday, and realized it's been a while since we've seen her around these parts. Thanks for starting this thread!
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Mrs. Jones on October 29, 2011, 04:06 AM
I'm adding it my "to buy" list. Thanks for sharing, Joni!  :flowers2
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: olmue on October 29, 2011, 06:43 AM
Oh, I agree! It's a very real-feeling book. Excellent!
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Jenny Moss on October 29, 2011, 06:48 AM
Here I am! *waves to ecb*

Thanks so much, Joni. This means a lot coming from you. You're such an amazing writer.

And thanks to Rebecca & Rose!
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Sharif on October 29, 2011, 06:53 AM
Thanks for sharing TAKING OFF. I added it to my wish list.
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Barbara Etlin on October 29, 2011, 10:14 AM
I wrote a review of it on my blog, here:

http://boreal-owl.livejournal.com/129213.html
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Joni on October 29, 2011, 07:39 PM
Hey, y'all who've done blog reviews - consider putting a short version of them on the book's Amazon page. It doesn't have a lot of reviews and good books can use all the help they can get.
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: bechick108 on October 29, 2011, 10:59 PM
Jenny, I saw your book, Shadow, at my daughter's Book Fair last week and read the back cover. Low on cash but I went home that day and placed a hold at the library. So excited to pick it up on Monday!
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: 217mom on October 30, 2011, 09:56 AM
Great book. Thanks for starting the thread.
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: C.K. on October 30, 2011, 12:10 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed this one too - a terrific main character and I loved the 80s setting.
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: austen on November 05, 2011, 09:42 PM
I just finished this one too. Loved the 80s setting and so related to the MC, Annie.
Beautiful character development.
Title: Re: TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
Post by: Jenny Moss on November 06, 2011, 06:00 AM
You guys are seriously awesome.

 :love