The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen is a book that I had been eagerly anticipating as I am a big fan of her realistic contemporaries. This one has an interesting setting as well as a realistic main character, albeit the plot is quite slow paced. Even so, I really enjoyed this one, and it is classic Sarah Dessen. Continue reading
Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. I am a huge fan of Sarah Dessen and I am so excited about this new novel releasing this summer. Continue reading
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publication Date: June 2012 (first published May 11, 2004)
A long, hot summer...
That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.
But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life.
Is it really always better to be safe than sorry?
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen is about surmounting the death of a loved one and the main character learns many lessons throughout the book. Dessen has really mastered the ability to write sadder books while keeping them entertaining and cute. Continue reading
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Peyton, Sydney's charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion's share of t
heir parents' attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton's increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Saint Anything
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is the perfect book if you are looking for a relatable book with inspirational themes.The novel also has an amazing main character with a fantastic voice, and a unique pizza parlour setting, This book is classic Sarah Dessen with her signature themes. It is also a light and refreshing read. Continue reading