Moonlight by David Rose
A Short Story Romance published by David Rose (04/13/14)
Tadao and Yuzuki spent three years together as the best of childhood friends, brought together by the wandering cat Gekkō-san and their loneliness. It is not until Tadao must leave the city with his parents at the age of 14 that he and Yuzuki realize they were more than just friends. The two young kids make a pact by the moon, that in seven years they will meet again in their special place on the beach. “And then, too soon, we were parted, with nothing to sustain us but faith and moonlight.” (Location 419).
Romance, Short Story, Japan, Young Love, Enduring Love, Magical Realism, Cat
Moonlight is an adorable short novel at just around 50 pages and the entire time I was reading it I was reminded of an animated short. Moonlight has a wonderfully delightful twist to the romance that involves what I would call magical realism. In order not to spoil the book, I will not go into further detail but I will say that it was a well-executed twist that gives the story more depth and meaning.
Moonlight involved a cute story of a romance between two of the sweetest characters. Unfortunately because it was such a short book, the reader is not given much information about the characters as individuals, although I believe the story stands alone solidly without the need for more background or description. Personally I would have liked more information, but that’s because the story was so well-rounded and easy to read that I wanted more of it.
David Rose gives us something a little different with Moonlight and I was thoroughly delighted with this short romance story set in Japan.
I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys short stories, cute romances, stories set in other countries such as japan, or animated shorts.
This novel was published by David Rose April 13th, 2014 and is available on Amazon here.
TLDR Star Rating: 4.5
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