Monday, August 17, 2009

Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Genre: YA Romance

Rating: A

For: Fun

This is the second Sarah Dessen book I've read in the last couple of weeks... the other one being This Lullaby. I liked this one quite a bit better. Why? I think it's because I liked the main character more, and there was less swearing going on, and even though the subject matter was no less serious, it was just a bit of a sweeter story.

This time we have Ruby, who at the beginning of the book, is discovered living on her own because her mom has disappeared, and so she, Ruby, is sent to live with her sister, who she hasn't heard from in ten years. Her sister has "made it" financially and so she goes from living in total poverty to extreme wealthiness.

Even so, she tries to escape to continue being on her own the very first night.

And that's when she bumps into Nate, who ends up being her friend, whether she likes it or not. Soon, she realizes, he needs a friend just as much as she does.

This book delves into finding out what is the meaning of family. I thought it was a great lesson to learn and left me with a nice happy feeling instead of a sad-ish depressed feeling some of these serious YA novels tend to do. If you haven't read any Sarah Dessen novels yet, you can't go wrong starting with this one.

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  1. I did find the whole 'true meaning of family' to be quite sweet. Love Sarah Dessen.

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this one soon. I'm so glad you loved it!

  3. Thi ssounds a lot more serious than the cover art (on my copy, at least) suggests. I really need to get around to reading this!

  4. Glad you liked it, Suey (oh, and I love your bookshelves!). If you're up for another Dessen, M recently read Just Listen and said that it was even better than Lock and Key...

  5. I should read more from her. I have only read one book by her so far.



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