Many young women may not only want to read this story but need to read it as a way to discuss an often overlooked aspect of teenage dating life. —The Book. Sarah Dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads : Dreamland eBook: Sarah Dessen: Kindle Store.

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Rogerson sells pot “and other illegals,” his father beats him, and he has a way of getting Caitlin to do things that she knows are wrong. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? And so I understood Caitlin, how she struggled with herself for so long. I couldn’t put down this train wreck of a book at all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Views Read Edit View history. I thought this was a book that was fluffy and filled with happiness. I’d been wanting to read something by Sarah Dessen for awhile.

Dreamland Reader’s Guide

At the end of the book, Caitlin is released cessen before she goes she takes a picture of the new her, and compares it to the old picture she once ripped but has put back together. Just like you were in dreamland.

It’s one of those books that you just have to read. But it struck a chord with me, because Caitlin loved Rogerson, and saw something behind his hurting her Caitlin breaks her committment to the cheerleading team because it “feels right”.

Well one day Cass leaves her family which of course changes the whole family dreamlabd. To us, she’s something completely different: Readers beware, this is not a lovey dovey book with sunshine and roses that desseb make teenage love seem magical.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen – Reading Guide – : Books

If you liked this one read Breathing Underwaterwhich shows this situation from the other side. Because you read about Caitlin’s justifications, her fear, her starting to realize after a while that even when she’s perfect that Rogeron really just wants a reason to hit her. It is painfully honest as she describes the reality of abusive boyfriends.


Apr 14, Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: She comes in because of drug addiction, and after all Rogerson did to her, she still loved Rogerson. And even after what had happened, I wasn’t ready to give that up just yet. Dreamland is about a girl named Caitlin. At least until she meets Rogerson, who is the mysterious bad boy in her life. She does make a conscious decision to start dating Rogerson, though — the hot boy described on the back cover. She could be with him and not have to worry about being hurt.

This novel is narrated past-tense by Caitlin O’Koren, a girl who celebrates her sweet sixteen by frantically searching for her runaway sister, Cass.

The typical “no one loves you like I do” or “you deserved it; I didn’t want to hit you, you made me. WE knew it and they knew it. It makes sense that Rogerson is trapped in a vicious circle of violence and sucks Caitlin into it, yet we don’t see this explained, Rogerson is left as a 2D character who beats his girlfriend because it makes him feel better?

When Corinna finally finds the courage to leave Dave, what do her silver bracelets desesn to symbolize to Caitlin, and how does the wearing of them affect her decisions? And, frankly, Desseen put up with way too much of his shit, and she needed to develop a few more thoughts for herself. I was wondering exactly how dumb she could get after stupid antic after stupid antic. Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers.

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Sometimes I just don’t understand why authors have to add bad sarha to their books-it doesn’t make the novel more real or interesting than it already is. What are the missing pieces in this enigmatic personality, and dreakland you guess at the rest of the picture? A Sky for Us Alone. Cassandra does not go to Yale and stays away from her family and refuses to talk to them.


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At this point in the story, I sighed, because this story has been told time and time again: The girl was stoned all of the time, constantly at the beck and call of her boyfriend, lost weight, and was doing perpetually worse in class, among other things. It had a lot of the elements of the other books, but something kept pulling it deeper, to a place that for me, as a writer, was really challenging.

Ddeamland it’s so different. Read it Forward Read it first. It dealt with violence and abuse and I had creamland difficult time reading it.

If Sarah Dessen’s books live up to this standard, I can guarantee she will become one of my favorite authors. Kermit is entering his 30th year of teaching, and he’s already put in for early retirement. Then, over time, it keep happening. That should have been ex This was probably the worst Sarah Dessen book I’ve ever dreanland.

Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern Everyone searches for Cass, but she soon makes a call saying she is with Adam, her boyfriend.

Also by Sarah Dessen: The books starts with her older sister, Cassandra, running away-which leaves Caitlin’s family situation in chaos, and also leaves Caitlin to fill her “perfect” sister’s place.