Thursday, April 23, 2009
By: Sarah Dessen
Age Range: 12-15
Sarah Dessen's captivating novel introduces readers to a girl who believes her heart is made of stone—and the boy who proves her wrong.
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Remy doesn't believe in love... ah! She is hardly even phased when she finds out that her boyfriend cheated on her, the only reason she was even slightly upset was because she didn't want people feeling bad for her.
She has a big group of friends, all varying in personality. Over the summer she meets this guy who might actually prove her suspicions of love, wrong. It all started when she went to ask her mom's fiance (yes, the fifth one) a question at his auto/car shop. This guy, Dexter comes has been eyeing her the whole time shes standing there, until he finally approaches her. he says he feels that there was just a certain chemistry he felt between himself and Remy. Of course she didn't feel it... or did she? Is she just denying it to herself?Remy discovers a deep secret about herself.
I thought this book was very well written and explained. The characters' feelings were displayed well and realistoc (in my opinion) for the character's age. The difficult situations Remy finds herself in, are leaving her confused, and in the end she has to do what is best for herself and stop trying to please and help everyone else around her. she has to live her life.
I have read some of Sarah Dessen's books including The Truth About Forever and Just Listen. If you enjoy This Lullaby then i suggest the rest of Sarah Dessen's books, and Lost It byKristen Tracy.