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Estelle: Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Released: May 14, 2009 Pages: 432 Target Audience: Young Adult Why I picked it up: Trying to read a bunch of Dessen. Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library. Summary: At a young age, Ruby is forced to take charge of her life due to her M.I.A. and irresponsible mother. When […]

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January 2, 2014 - 7:07 pm

Daphne - Would you guys please tell me your insight on Dessen’s Just Listen? It’s my favorite book from her and I would like to see your views on it and whether or not you love Owen as much as I do! He is like the most wonderful male character ever!

June 26, 2013 - 9:39 am

Book Review of The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen - […] Format read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Previous books reviewed by author: Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, This Lullaby (E), This Lullaby […]

November 8, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Estelle - Hi Meg, thanks for the Dessen suggestion! I’m going to add that to my list. I do have another review of hers coming up this month so I may have to save Just Listen for the new year! I’m glad to have discovered… plus this totally freaked me out, she and I really look like twins in one of her author photos. Like down to the eyebrows. Maybe I’ll blog about it. 😉

November 7, 2011 - 3:55 pm

Meg - Dessen is one of my favorite young adult authors, and I remember reading (and loving!) this one years before. I love that many of her novels touch on serious subjects without ever becoming sappy or maudlin. My favorite will always be Just Listen, though! 🙂

Estelle: The Gap Year by Sarah Bird

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird ( web | tweet ) Release Date: July 5, 2011 Publisher:  Gallery Books Pages: 320 Target Audience: Adult Fiction How I found out about it: A scrap of paper in my purse. Summary: Cam used to have a close relationship with her daughter, Aubrey. But ever since she started […]

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February 28, 2014 - 8:00 am

Something Old & Something New (Big Kids' Table) - […] I Loved: The Gap Year | New Title: Above the East China Sea (May […]

November 8, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Estelle - So glad all of you are going to give this book a try. I wish I can remember just where I heard of it because I sincerely have to thank that person! With candy!

Jamie, I love a good mix of reading. I try not to do that many YA in a row, although it’s hard now because there is so much YA out there I want to read! Look for a nice combo of just about every kind of book on RBR, for sure! Also happy to hear you have a Nook. So do I! 😉

Sam, this is definitely a book I would have really related to in my teen years so I would suggest picking it up and giving it a test drive. I know that I would have really understood where Aubrey was coming from, and maybe even gave my mother a break for once. (Sorry Mom!)

Meg, I totally agree. I’m 26 as well and I think “a gap year” sounds very tempting. Would be nice to sort of go off and explore without responsibility. Although I was surprised the daughter in the book, who is 18, was already in need of her own gap year. You’ll see when you read it!

November 7, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Meg - Love the premise of this one, and any book that gets such a glowing recommendation definitely grabs my attention! Like Jamie, too, the idea of a “gap year” really intrigues me… though I’m 26 years old and graduated from college four years ago. Ha!

November 3, 2011 - 1:55 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You’ve definitely made a convincing case for this book! I want to read it now 🙂

November 3, 2011 - 2:01 am

Samual @ Books For All Seasons - I like this book cover! The book sounds very interesting. I’m a big fan of mother and daughter relationship, but it is an Adult novel. Hmm…I might have my friend to read it and tell me how she thinks about the book since my policy states I won’t read Adult book. My friend loves Adult novels. Thank you for sharing this lovely book here! Great pick!

Sam

November 2, 2011 - 6:31 pm

Jamie - So I saw the title of this and I clicked right over here because I totally want to take a gap year…even though I’m graduated from college. lol. I’ve been reading travel blogs like crazy lately so I’m itching to go travel for a year. ANYWAYS…that was my initial reason for clicking on the review to see what it was about. And I have to say that I love you ladies even more because I LOVE ADULT FICTION TOOO. I feel like I’m in the minority in the YA blogosphere but I read both so YAY. Also, this sounds amazing and I’ve never heard of it. I’m always so ticked that I can never find good college/twenty something MCs so I’m EXCITED. And mother/daughter relationships are something I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading about. THey are just so complex! Not going to lie, I’m buying this on my Nook right after I get off here! For serious, this sounds right up my alley!