Many young women may not only want to read this story but need to read it as a way to discuss an often overlooked aspect of teenage dating life. —The Book. Sarah Dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads : Dreamland eBook: Sarah Dessen: Kindle Store.

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I understood why Caitlin thought they way she did, even if it was wrong. There are better ways, believe me.

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Karen Yingling, Staff Reviewer. It will take time, but you will heal. Cross-posted at Robert’s Reads We will also be hosting a give In what ways are their attempts at desen control alike? And why is Caitlin unable to confide in her about the abuse? I also didn’t like how one sister was the golden child and the other was a limp noodle.

I’ve heard friends talk about how good this book was. Or at least I would not call them love between two people who trust and respect each other. However, if you don’t like it because of the subject matter, get over it. Kermit is entering his 30th year of teaching, and he’s already put in for early retirement. When she’s with him, nothing seems real.


Dreamland is not a romance novel. I’ll admit that I was impressed to see all of this in a novel marketed to young adults. Is it just me, but typically when some creepy, drug dealing dude in a beat up car tries to touch me, I back way the heck up rather than lose myself in his oh-so-dreamy eyes as he casually examines a fracking bruise on my arm. But he and Caitlin seem to understand one another.

I desperately wanted to yell at Caitlyn to get away from this abusive relationship, yet I understood how she really couldn’t.

With the consummate skill and psychological depth that brought her praise for Keeping the Moonshe 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.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Book Reviews

In her continuing search to be her own person and do things Cass never did, Caitlin begins dating a bad boy. What has been the effect on Caitlin of following in the footsteps of her dessn and more talented sister all her life?

Had I liked either of the main characters, I might have even rated this novel higher.

Dessen’s style shines and does an excellent job of telling Caitlin’s story, which I know will hit home for some teenage girls. Sarah Dessen definitely blew me away with this one. Something within her crumbles, and she just can’t move I decided, sure, why not?

Do you think that your parents are going to notice something you’re hiding when they have their other draemland to think about, like maybe trying to find your sister who ran away from home? And I hated Rogerson. I would saeah that novels that have a strong sense of resolution, something more than the sum of its tied-up-loose-ends, make a more endur There is something to be said for authors that refuse to write the “Hollywood ending.


Oh yeah, a cheerleader. It really opened my eyes to the situation she was in. I didn’t love it and I didn’t hate it. Exactly, although this is not a dream,and novel. And I usually like the Dessen boys but this one I despised.

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I really want to read it and wanted to check if I can download it before I order a paperback copy. The books starts with her older sister, Cassandra, running away-which leaves Caitlin’s family situation in chaos, and also leaves Caitlin to fill her “perfect” sister’s place.

But words that Dessen definitely pulled off. What music would you choose? Her mother may have been busy trying to get Cass back, but I think she would still have noticed something.

Caitlin’s mother is very excited.