Monday, June 02, 2008

Lock and Key By Sarah Dessen

Ruby is abandoned by her mother. She thinks she can sail on through living alone until her 18th birthday until she is discovered by her landlords and is sent to live with her sister who she hasn't seen in 10 years.

This is my first book by Sarah Dessen and I rather enjoyed it. I saw the movie that two of her books was based on, How to Deal, and didn't exactly like it so I never tried out her books until now. But I'm glad I did. Lock and Key had a really nice theme of family, more specifically sisters. It also speaks about losing the hard shell that a lot of us walk around wearing from day to day.

I felt there were enough secondary characters to keep the story interesting but not so many that I started forgetting who was who. I especially liked Ruby's friend Olivia and her cousin Laney. The book is rather long but I read it pretty fast because the story was so great. Nothing too shocking happens, it's a quiet sort of story but none the less very worth the read. It's sort of a snippet of life sort of story.

I've heard that the next place to go would be Sarah Dessen's Just Listen so I hope to check that out sometime in the near future. What is your favorite Sarah Dessen book? Did you like the movie, How to Deal?

3.5/5 Stars
Purchased by myself


  1. I know that this is from a while ago, but oh well...
    I love Sarah Dessen's books. I think she's a great writer.
    I haven't read all of her books, but I've read quite a few.
    My favorite of her books is This Lullaby, then Just Listen, then The Truth About Forever.
    I enjoyed Lock and Key as well.
    I actually haven't seen the movie, and I don't know if I will.

  2. ellie_enchanted- Thanks for stopping by! Since posting this review I've gotten myself a copy of Just Listen and Keeping The Moon! They definitely seem interesting. I thought I heard recently she'll have a new book out next summer!

  3. Anonymous6:30 PM

    sarah dessen is such a great author. i really enjoy reading her books. i hvn't read this book yet but my favorites of hers are Just Listen, Dreamland, and This Lullaby. And I'm definitely looking forward to her new book this summer ! (:

  4. I really loved this book. I enjoyed rubys personality and the huge difference between her two lives. I think the idea was a great one and i never wanted to stop reading this book. The only part i didnt like about this book is that it is kind of long. I your looking for a book to read in a short period of time then you should wait for another time to read this book.


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