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This Lullaby (original 2002; edition 2004)

by Sarah Dessen

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Title:This Lullaby
Authors:Sarah Dessen
Info:Speak (2004), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 345 pages
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One of my all time favorites, I could read this book over and over and still love it more every time. As one of the books that made my teen years bearable, I would recommend it to anyone. ( )
  samjgregory | Jan 24, 2016 |
Remy thinks that she has love all figured out. She basically has a time line that she uses to figure out when to sleep with them and when to bail. She has figured this out in an attempt to learn from what she feels are her romance novel writing mothers "mistakes", her four failed marriages. Then Remy meets Dexter, a musician, like her father. He doesn't fit into what she typically dates and he's not following her set of rules. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Remy thinks that she has love all figured out. She basically has a time line that she uses to figure out when to sleep with them and when to bail. She has figured this out in an attempt to learn from what she feels are her romance novel writing mothers "mistakes", her four failed marriages. Then Remy meets Dexter, a musician, like her father. He doesn't fit into what she typically dates and he's not following her set of rules. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Remy thinks that she has love all figured out. She basically has a time line that she uses to figure out when to sleep with them and when to bail. She has figured this out in an attempt to learn from what she feels are her romance novel writing mothers "mistakes", her four failed marriages. Then Remy meets Dexter, a musician, like her father. He doesn't fit into what she typically dates and he's not following her set of rules. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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 |
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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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The name of the song is "This Lullaby."
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142501557, Paperback)

"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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