Google+ Reading Teen: One Moment by Kristina McBride

Monday, August 20, 2012

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA (June 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160684086X
ISBN-13: 978-1606840863
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This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below–dead?
As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

My thoughts:
I honestly don't have much about One Moment.
Which disappoints me!
I started this book with such high expectations.
It's not like it was awful and it was torture to read everyday or anything.
It just felt like I've read this story before...
I didn't feel like there was really any originality to it.
The characters were kind of bland, and the story line was just a typical depressing summer novels about a coming of age girl who finds her strength and love along the way.
I mean, I really don't want to tear this book apart. 
I don't enjoy doing that, I really don't. 

Other than all the things I didn't like about the book, the writing was quite excellent. 
The way all of the words flowed was beautiful. Almost poetic. 
It was a shame to have such wonderful writing and a story I wasn't crazy about. 

I will be sure to read whatever Kristina McBride writes in the future!
Just because this specific novel wasn't my favorite, doesn't mean I'm done with reading her work forever. 

For the content review for One Moment go to ParentalBookReviews!


  1. I liked this book. Sorry you didn't think it was very good; perhaps because you read more YA fiction than I do. For me it was a same old, same old story line at all.

  2. Most of the reviews I have read have about the same thoughts about it. It sounds good, but just nothing special that stands out. Great review!!

  3. Aw, we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy ONE MOMENT, because we really did. But we can see your point about how it doesn't reinvent the wheel. Well, we're just glad that you are still going to read Kristina McBride in the future, because she is so sweet and talented. :)


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