I'm delighted that Bookslut just posted a lovely review of SHINE as part of an article called "The Pains of Being Young at Heart". SHINE is compared with (believe it or not) The Gilmore Girls :). And here's a short quote:
"Timely, smart, full of snap and style, Shine, Coconut Moon is an invitation to teenage girls to stop and think about themselves and others. It’s a sly piece of writing on Meminger’s part -- a message book that doesn’t seem the slightest bit preachy. Perfect for classroom discussion and a lazy afternoon read, this is one I fell hard for."