Thursday 9 April 2009

Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen

Pages: 421
Publisher: Puffin Books
Release Date: 2nd April 2009

Other Books By This Author: That Summer, Someone Like You, Last Chance, Dreamland, This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever, Just Listen

Ruby Cooper likes to expect the worst. That way, she’s never disappointed.

Abandoned by her mother and forced to leave the house she calls home, Ruby is facing too many changes. her world has been transformed into a life of luxury by her long-lost sister, but all Ruby wants to do is leave - she can make it on her own. Even Nate, the gorgeous boy next door, can’t seem to change her mind. Will Ruby finally realise first impressions don’t always count? And that sometimes, people can surprise you, so it’s OK to let the closest ones in…

I love Sarah Dessen's books. They pull you into the story and don't let go until the very end and even then you're still thinking about it long after you've finished reading. Lock and Key was no exception. The cover is also completely gorgeous which helps!

Her characters are lovable and easy to identify with even when they're nothing like you. Sarah Dessen also creates great guys for her books that have their own lives and stories outside of the one of the main character which is pretty cool really. I really didn't expect Nate to have the type of life that he did.

Sarah Dessen's books provide relief from real life in way that allows you to relate it to your own life, if you know what I mean. I know that sounds weird, but that's how her books are to me. Sometimes I just really need to read one of them to make me feel better, and it works every time. The only other books that can do that are The Twilight Saga.

I just love her books and I can't wait for Along for the Ride and That Summer which is being released in the UK for the first time in August.



  1. Yeahhh I agree with you, Sophie! Sarah Dessen's books just have this way of engrossing you entirely in the characters' world. And btw, I absolutely adore the cover. :)

  2. Great review Sophie. I love Sarah's books with a passion. She is amazing!

  3. Great review! I haven't read this one and I'd definitely like to.

  4. Me again Soph.. I nominated you for an award :)

  5. It sounds really good. Great review!

  6. the cover when this book first came out in australia was HORRIBLE. we laughed about it a lot when we received it in the bookshop. then i read it and surprised myself infinitely by loving it (this was the first dessen i read), as did many of my fellow booksellers. since then the cover has been changed and i no longer have to say "so, just ignore the cover..." before showing it to customers.


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