Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

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?

Finally! The wait is over! After myself waiting about 8 months for this novel, I finally bought it and read it. I was just blown away. This novel was just as brilliant and genuine as Miss Sarah Dessen heself. After the long wait, I was really excited to read this. I have to say, after her other 7 excellent novels, I did have a high expectation. Lock and Key met this expectation plus 100% more.

Ruby is probably one of her most real characters. She has beauty and smarts. Her thinking was very impressive. Ruby, Cora and Jamie were some characters that you just wanted to know more and more throughout the book. Nate was such a original character that was unique in Sarah's books. It was nice having something so original in her books, which makes this more different then her others. Nate also had the problem (which I won't give away) that Ruby used to have but didn't anymore so she was the one trying to help someone else, in this case, Nate, then someone trying to help her, which if i remember right is what most of her books have in them.

As anybody who reads this blog schould know by now, Sarah Dessen is my favorite author, nobody can compete with her in my opinion. I loved this book, but I think I still like her last book, Just Listen, better because I am more alike to Annabel, but still Lock and Key is close behind. I cannot wait for her other upcoming novels in the future.

Read On!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kelsey! Welcome to the A ~ Z Reading Challenge! I look forward to seeing your lists. You may use books that you've read since January 1. Remember that a book can only be used once and you can come back and link your reviews to the blog.

    And...I read Just Listen not long ago and really enjoyed it. It was my first by Dessen. I will definitely pick up more by her. Glad to read Lock and Key is good, too.

    Happy Reading! :)


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