Friday, September 25, 2009

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.
Publisher: Speak.
Pages: 352.
When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

Sarah Dessen is the kind of author that you can always expect great things from. This story is definitely not an exception. While it wasn’t one of my favorites from hers, I wasn’t disappointed at all.

I was a bit annoyed at times. Remy’s character is so headstrong, and she’s so full of attitude, but it makes for a great read. Without that bitterness to her, the relationship between her and Dexter wouldn’t have been so .. beautiful. Even though Remy has her issues, and she’s so dead set against a full-term boyfriend, they ultimately become each other’s best friends.

It didn’t hook me nearly as much as some of Dessen’s other novels did, but I certainly enjoyed it a lot. I went from rolling my eyes at Remy, to literally wanting to be her. (Because admit it- who doesn’t want someone like Dexter?)

Overall, I really liked it. I wish I could write a longer review about it, but the story is very basic and though there’s definitely plot twists and big gasping moments, I don’t want to give any of those away. I definitely recommend checking it out!