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Monday, May 19, 2008

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Before I begin, I'm going to say something... I'm attempting to try a new review style. I'll try a couple reviews like this, so let me know what you think, or give me some advice.


Title- Lock and Key

Author- Sarah Dessen

Summary- (all summaries will come from Amazon unless otherwise stated)

“Ruby, where is your mother?”

Ruby knows that the game is up.

For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house,

managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.

That’s how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn’t seen in
ten years, and Cora’s husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes
it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web
site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe,
the promise of college and a future—it’s a dream come true. So why is
Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate,
the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept
the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

Best-selling author
Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl
dealing with
unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.

Rating- 4/5


I've been waiting forever for this book. I am a huge fan of Sarah Dessen, have been for many years. When I got it, I could not wait to read it... Now, onto the book. This was a very very deep book. The characters had many layers that made them unique and interesting. None of the major characters fit any typical stereotypes. Lock and Key had a very different plot line that intrigued me from the very first moment I read about it.


I find myself running out of good things to say... That doesn't make it a bad book though. It's just that I don't think I'd be able to honestly say that the book wowed me. I wasn't amazed, I didn't feel the need to stay up late in the night to finish it. There's nothing truly awful about the book... but I didn't feel the same connection with it like I did with This Lullaby or Dreamland, my two favorites of hers.


Liv said...

I like that style of review. It's more organized-which is good!

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BooksandLove said...

I like this review style.

The Book Muncher said...

interesting new style :D
i loved this book

Charlie said...

Its ok but I would write more about it.

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