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Author: Sarah Dessen
Title: Dreamland (reissue)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Date: 2004-05-11
ISBN: 0142401757
Publisher: Speak
Weight: 0.6 pounds
Size: 0.76 x 5.49 x 8.22 inches
Edition: 9th Edition
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Love can be a very dangerous thing.
 
After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.
 
Then she met Rogerson.
 
When she’s with him, nothing seems real.


But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?
 
“Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.” —Booklist, starred review
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye


Amazon.com Review
Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads and brilliant green eyes, had seemed to Caitlin to be an open door. With him she could be anybody, not just the second-rate shadow of her older sister, Cass. But now she is drowning in the vacuum Cass left behind when she turned her back on her family's expectations by running off with a boyfriend. Caitlin wanders in a dream land of drugs and a nightmare of Rogerson's sudden fists, lost in her search for herself.

Why do so many girls allow themselves to get into abusive relationships--and what keeps them there? In this riveting novel, Sarah Dessen searches for understanding and answers. Caught in a trap that is baited with love and need, Caitlin must frantically manage her every action to avoid being hit by the hands that once seemed so gentle. All around her are women who care--best friends, mother, sister, mentor--but shame keeps her from confiding in any of them, especially Cass, her brilliant older sister, whose own flight from home had seemed to point the way.

Dessen has here created a subtle and compelling work of literature that goes far beyond the teen problem novel in a story rich with symbolism, dark scenes of paralyzing dread, quirky and memorable characters, and gleams of humor. With the consummate skill and psychological depth that brought her praise for Keeping the Moon, she explores the search for self-identity, the warmth of feminine friendships, and the destructive ways our society sets up young women for love gone wrong. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell

Reviews: Jordyn (USA: IL) (2010/10/26):
this book is amazing and shows how scary and destructive a relationship can be when it goes wrong.



Rebecca Vetrano (USA) (2013/04/29):
I absolutely loved this book. I read it twice and the story and characters pull you in and wrap you up in the book as if you were there. Great read!



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