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Author: Sarah Dessen
Title: This Lullaby
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 345
Date: 2004-03-08
ISBN: 0142501557
Publisher: Speak
Weight: 0.6 pounds
Size: 5.4 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches
Edition: Reprint
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A New York Times bestseller
 
She’s got it all figured out.
 
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
 
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
 
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
 
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?
 
“Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” —Booklist
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye



Amazon.com Review
"I had no illusions about love... It came, it went, it left casualties or it didn't. People weren't meant to be together forever, regardless of what the songs say." Remy doesn't believe in love. And why should she? Her romance novelist mother is working on her fifth marriage, and her father, a '70s hippie singer, left her with only a one-hit wonder song to remember him by. Every time Remy hears "This Lullaby," it feels like "a bruise that never quite healed right." "Wherever you may go / I will let you down / But this lullaby plays on..." Never without a boyfriend, Remy is a compulsive dater, but before a guy can go all "Ken" on her (as in "ultra boyfriend behavior") she cuts him off, without ever getting close or getting hurt. That's why she's stunned when klutzy, quirky, alterna-band boy Dexter inserts himself into her life and refuses to leave. Remy's been accepted to Stanford, and she plans on having her usual summer fling before tying up the loose ends of her pre-college life and heading for the coast. Except Dexter's not following Remy's tried-and-true rules of break-up protocol. And for the first time, Remy's questioning whether or not she wants him to.

Author Sarah Dessen's ability to write novels that are both crowd pleasers and literary masterpieces of YA fiction is showcased beautifully in This Lullaby. Subtle yet completely absorbing, Lullaby is peopled with breathtakingly believable, three-dimensional characters, the very best of which is the bitter, broken Remy herself. An original love story about learning to love yourself first. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

Reviews: cory (USA: FL) (2007/04/03):
this book was really good i recommend everything by sarah dessen



Kelsey Meyers (USA: CA) (2008/06/11):
My god this book was AMAZING i could not put it down! EVERYONE SHOULD read EVERYTHING by Sarah Dessen She is by far the best writer i have ever read a book by.



alnc (USA: NY) (2011/04/27):
Cute, recommended for a summery read. I didn't cry from it, so not that mind-blowing, but the emotions are quite realistic for a teen romance novel.



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