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This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby (original 2002; edition 2004)

by Sarah Dessen

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I would just like to say that if you read the books you can notice that some of the characters see each other. like in The Moon and More it says that Benji learned the game "Got yah" from his cousins Wes and Bert who are from Dessens other book the truth about forever and in the book just listen the main characters see Wes and, {sorry her name isn't coming to my mind} they see them at "Waffle World".Remys love story is different from most teens she risks loving Dexter and is afraid to admit that she really loves him even though she realizes she never truly love any one until she meets Dexter!!!
Any ways this is a good book I really liked it!!! see if you can find anymore characters meeting in the books I know there is a fem more ( )
  hannah7248 | Jan 21, 2015 |
This is not the first Sarah Dessen book and it certainly won't be the last. I have learned to fall in love with the characters she introduces and with this book it was no different. I could find myself relating to the main character on a whole new level but I also managed to get very frustrated with her at some points throughout the book. Like all Sarah Dessen books I would solemnly recommend this book to teenage girls or to women who have yet to find their true love. Truly it's an astounding book. ( )
  Ariana723 | Dec 11, 2014 |

It was a pretty good book. This is my second Sarah Dessen book. I like her writing but she's not my favorite author. I liked Lock and Key better. I am still gonna read other books from her though. ( )
  stephanie.dicesare.7 | Jun 25, 2014 |
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Remy's mother has been married 5 times and is a romance writer.
She has been just dumping her lovers, like her mother. She is her mothers manager and helps with the wedding, house renovations, etc.
She has a breakup line for every season! All except Dexter who she wants to get rid of just before she heads to college, so will spend the summer with him and his band.
Not sure I like how the title came about-what it means to her and her father...
She has a heart of stone and maybe somebody will melt it, in time.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Jun 24, 2014 |
I love the way this author writes. While the book is a YA selection, as an adult, I really enjoyed it. The main character, Remy, a senior in high school, lives with her inattentive mother. Remy drinks and has sex — and has a whole slew of very real problems. In stumbles Dexter, a musician who operates on a wing and prayer, and some corny lines. Though Remy can't understand how, her and Dexter get together. He seems to 'get' her when no one else does.
Likable characters, who Dessen does extremely well making them feel very human — their speech, humor and behaviors. It was a fast read. ( )
  SuzanneML | May 23, 2014 |
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In the depth of winter,

I finally learned that

within me there lay

an invincible summer.

-- Camus
She'll be back soon. She's just writing.
-- Caroline
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"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

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Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

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