Thursday, November 13, 2008

This Lullaby

"This lullaby is only a few words
a simple run of chords..."

Title: This Lullaby
Author: Sarah Dessen
Age: 14+
Rating: 5 of 5

From the cover:
Remy always knows the perfect time to give a boyfriend "the speech" telling him its over: right after the first romantic rush, but before any real emotional involvement happens. And Remy should have perfect timing, since she's had plenty of experience dumping guys. Not to mention what she's learned from her own mother, who's been married four times and is heading for wedding number five.
So then what is it about Dexter that makes it so hard for Remy to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganized, impulsive, and worst of all, a musician like her father. The father Remy never knew, the one who wrote a famous song for her but disappeared from her life. Remy has never had trouble getting out while the getting is good. But there's just something about Dexter... Could it be the Remy is finally finding out what all those love songs are about?

My thoughts:
This book was one of extreme talent. Sarah Dessen made me not only feel like I was witnessing the story first hand but that I was Remy. You could feel all the passion in ways a lot of books don't capture. Love although an extreme point of this novel was not all boyfriend and girlfriend. You were shown the love of family, the love of friends, the love of yourself. I defiantly recommend this to anyone who wants a fairly clean yet delicious romance story. There will be moments you want to smack Remy and say "You idiot" along with moments you'll want to cry for her.

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capricorn said...

I totally agree with you, I love this book and the other books Sarah Dessen has written. =]

TruBlu93 said...

I read this over the summer and loved it. Sarah Dessen is a fav of mine.