2011-Read, Sarah Dessen, YA

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

I love Sarah Dessen’s books. As I have said before, her books have the ability to be refreshing, simple and light yet talk about issues that are not-so-simple either. It is easy to connect to her characters and there is no way you don’t feel for them. Auden is a perfect girl, she is studious – brings straight A’s – acts more mature for her age. She lives with her mother, who is a professor at a university. She tries hard to live upto the standard her mom wants. And her father (who is also a Professor) divorced her mother…

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Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen Published in 2008 Paperback, 432 pages  4.5 on 5!! From GoodReads.com, Ruby can take care of herself. She’s used to counting on no one and answering to nobody. But all of that changes when her mother vanishes and Ruby is sent to live with her older sister, Cora. Now Ruby’s got her own room in a fabulous new house, she’s going to private school, and — for the first time — feeling as if she has a future. Plus, there’s an adorable and sweet boy next door, Nate. Everything should be perfect. So why…

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2009-read, Dewey's Challenge, romance-09, Sarah Dessen, T4MC, YA, YA-Challenge-09

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Just ListenBy Sarah Dessen Paperback, 400 pagePublished on July 5th 2007 Amazon.com Book Description, Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything”—at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf ’s Department Store.This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling.With Owen’s help,maybe Annabel can face what happened the night…

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