Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lock and Key

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Title: Lock and Key
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking
Price: $18.99 USD HB
Release: 2008

Grade: B
Rating: 14+

Summary: (Barnes and Noble)
Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she's living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora—a sister she hasn't seen in ten years—and her husband Jamie—creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She's attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate— the adorable and good-hearted boy next door— hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there's a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you've got to reach out to someone else.

My thoughts:
This book basically had two covers which I thought was super cool. The dust jacket was awesome but the cover under it was AMAING! I wish that was the actual cover because it was the best.

When I was thinking about the title I thought Lock and Key was a dull choice. When I continued to think about it I realized I couldn’t think of a better, more fitting one. Sometimes you need the dull one.

Sarah fully developed her characters in this novel. There was an undeniable chemistry between the characters which is necessary for the juicy relationships. Sarah created just that.

The plot of this novel was a bit too common but it was still good. It had the repetitive Sarah Dessen feel to it. The setting was very descriptive which was nice. All of the images were portrayed so vividly, it was as if you were actually there.

I didn’t like the ending. It was okay but not at all what I had been wanting. It felt like it was unfinished.


Nina said...

Thank you for your review.
The cover looks beautiful and the summary sounds great.
Although to bad for the ending!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Love this book! Great review! :)


Leslie said...

i love this author! great review!