• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of This Is All He Asks of You by Anne Egseth

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Luna has a unique and lovely voice and is an irresistibly odd bird of a twelve-year-old girl.

I just loved This Is All He Asks of You by Anne Egseth.


Luna has a unique and lovely voice and is an irresistibly odd bird of a twelve-year-old girl.


She is facing her mother’s decline in health and exploring her own identity and meaning in her life, and she shapes her sometimes practical but often mystical thoughts and reflections through writing letters to her father, who she has never met, in the conversational tone of a pen pal writing to someone who will love her and her words unconditionally.


Luna stumbles into encounters that shape her life dramatically, in unorthodox and heartbreakingly meaningful ways. I simultaneously wanted to scoop her up and take care of her and to follow the lead of this wise-beyond-her-years, intensely spiritual young person.


I received a copy of this book through John Hunt Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


What did you think?

I'm dying to talk about this book. Sometimes reading a book from the perspective of a young protagonist is heartbreaking in a way that I love. Oh, Luna!


This book made my Greedy Reading List of My Six Favorite Summer 2020 Reads.


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