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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Reader reviewed by Lea Dreamland is a heartbreaking novel about Caitlin.

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Her gradual decline tugged at heartstrings and brought out all the emotions in me. Everything was perfect, desseh for the occasional drugs and all. There are many underlying factors in this novel that make me want to venture as far as saying “it’s pretty deep,” but I’m almost positive that it’s because my twe The hair!

And then it’s like he can’t stop hitting her.


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She’s trying her best to not be a problem, that even means not complaining when no one celebrates her birthday. Mar 21, Katya rated it it was ok Shelves: This is probably my favorite Sarah Dessen book!

The characters were well developed and likeable. Ever since Cass left, Caitlin’s felt lost and at the same time, she feels free.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely aarah for kids, photography lovers and more. Feb 02, Tijana rated it really liked it. I struggled a little in the beginning of the book with some parts of Caitlyn’s characterization, but I did end up caring about her as she misses Cass’s presence and feeling the tension of the household that remains in Cass’s absence.

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Matthew was interesting and I wish we got to read more about him. Only A Breath Apart. Caitlin broke my heart. At this point in the story, I sighed, because this story has been told time and time again: I am sick of Sarah Dessen and her so-called “incredible” writing. This moved me, dedsen I can be SO immoveable when I’ve decided not to like something.

I feel like I was just expecting more with all of the great reviews and recommendations. Caitlin gets a letter from her friend, Corinna, saying that she left her longtime boyfriend, Dave, and is in Arizona living her life, trying to forget her past.


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Having a sister Cass who abandoned the family and aspirations towards Yale to join a boyfriend on a talk show mimicking Jerry Springer, Caitlyn’s struggles are mostly unseen by her parents, who hope for her Cass’s return. 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.

Much as I love Dessen’s writing, I do not feel this is one of her best novels. Everybody completely forgets about Caitlin’s birthday. She wanted to be able to do what she wanted to do with her life, and if her parents knew where she was they would try and come get her. That’s cause she’s told over and over again that love is the answer even when the other person is not right for you. This time, it’s a mysterious flash of Oct 09, Dee rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Published May 11th by Speak first published September 1st