"Wake up, Caitlin." My English teacher wasn't the only person who'd noticed. "Caitlin!" the dance coach barked as I flubbed another cartwheel. "Caitlin?" Rina, my best friend, asked. "Hello?" And finally, the one voice to which I snapped to attention, every time. "Caitlin," Rogerson said, and I... show more
"Wake up, Caitlin." My English teacher wasn't the only person who'd noticed. "Caitlin!" the dance coach barked as I flubbed another cartwheel. "Caitlin?" Rina, my best friend, asked. "Hello?" And finally, the one voice to which I snapped to attention, every time. "Caitlin," Rogerson said, and I listened so hard, trying to tell just by the cadence what might happen when we were alone. What they don't understand is that Caitlin can't afford to leave this dreamland, this half-sleeping state where everything and everyone can be kept at arm's length. Because then she'd have to face the ugly truth about her relationship with Rogerson: magnetic, fascinating--and very dangerous--Rogerson. What is it about Rogerson Biscoe...and why can't she leave him? In her most challenging novel yet, acclaimed author Sarah Dessen guides readers through the harrowing netherworld of a young woman's shattered dreams to her profound awakening.
Publish date: September 1st 2000
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen is about a girl who gets caught up in all the wrong people, places, time and things. After her older sister leaves, Caitlyn takes on the responsibility of being "the golden daughter", trying to become the apple of her parents' lives. Everything is good for a while. Until ...
So this was a short book to get through (only 260 pages) but it left a big impact. I thought at first that things moved a bit slow, but once you get to the meat of the story, you won't be able to put this down at all. You are going to just be shocked and dismayed at the things that are going on with...
Pre-read: Yeah, I'm re-reading this book for this year because apparently I'm on a Sarah Dessen kick from my library. I'm really looking forward to it.Post-read: Dude, I'm still shaking even after I've turned the final page. Much of "Dreamland" hit spot on with respect to the feelings of isolation t...
My fifth brush with Sarah Dessen’s books hasn’t gone as well as the previous four books of hers that I read. I was mainly interested in this book because it looks at an abusive relationship, something you might often see in YA but one that doesn’t get called out as such (I haven’t read Hush, Hush,...
Dreamland..... Another pretty good book by Sarah Dessen. Caitlin O'Koren felt lost and alone after her sister, Cassandra, ran away from home. Then she meets Rogerson Biscoe. Rogerson is your typical drug dealing bad boy. At first, the relationship is a good one. But Rogerson introduces Caitlin to dr...