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Lock and Key (edition 2012)

by Sarah Dessen

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Title:Lock and Key
Authors:Sarah Dessen
Info:Speak (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 432 pages
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It is hard to read these type of books due to the disturbing realism, but we care about characters like Ruby because they face difficult odds, and come out on top, and we need modern heroic characters who do that. I would reccommend this book to middle and high school readers. ( )
  TLDennis | Jul 27, 2016 |
Lock and Key follows Ruby’s journey as she learns what it means to have family and friends that care about her, and what the definition of family is. Due to the realistic component of the novel, students will be instantly drawn to Ruby and will feel connected to her throughout her journey within the story.
  BuoyR | Jul 22, 2016 |
Ruby had thought that her sister had abandoned her the moment she had left for college but now that her mother has left the house and has not come back, Ruby is taken to live with her sister and her husband. She has a new change to a new life but she has to let those that care for her inside her heart. It is a story about teens facing their lives with abusive parents. ( )
  vilmarietl | Jul 16, 2016 |
Lock and Key is an amazing story. Lock and Key is about a girl named Ruby who had a miserable childhood. As Ruby gets older she learns how to take care of herself but when her mother abandons her she knows she cant live on her own forever! When social services suggests she lives with her now grown up sister she is reluctant. Ruby gets thrust into a life of privilege and she needs to learn to accept the things that are given to her and to accept help from others. Ruby also needs to learn to forgive her sister and to learn to open her mind to new possibilities, especially when it comes to the boy next door! Lock and Key is an inspiring story! Throughout the book you will root for Ruby and you will be proud of her successes. You will want her to succeed and you will go through the amazing journey she takes with her! This is another great book by Sarah Dessen and I would recommend this book as well as her other novels to everyone! ( )
  brookelmartin | Apr 1, 2016 |
God I love these books. ( )
  ThilW | Jan 26, 2016 |
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For Leigh Feldman, for seeing me through this time, every time. And to Jay, always waiting on the other side.
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"And finally," Jamie said as he pushed the door open, "we come to the main event. Your room."
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Lock and Key is about girl named Ruby who has lived with her mom all her life. Then suddenly her mom leaves her and Ruby is forced to live with her sister Cora. Ruby is overwhelmed by all the fancy things that now surround her. Ruby, a complicated and independent girl, is reluctant to learn about the new world she lives in now. A close friend of hers is facing a similar situation like Ruby’s; will Ruby be able to give her friend the help that she never got?
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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.

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When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.… (more)

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