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This book was really pleasant to read! It approaches many interesting subjects that could be helpful for a lot of teenagers (and not only teenagers). It is so simple yet so true and full of important lessons. I strongly recommend this book.
It's the story of Ruby, a teenager who lives on her own after her mom left, until her landlord discovers it and she has to go live with her sister. We then follow her journey, where she will meet new people and discover new things, especially about herself.
I particularly enjoy the romance which feels like a real life teenager relationship. It was authentic, like you do not really know if you are dating or not, it is a bit awkward etc. Real life experience! It was not cheesy at all.
I also really enjoyed seeing Ruby’s evolution throughout the book; it was well done and again, felt real.
The other characters were well developed as well. You do not get as much of them as you get of Ruby, but it was nice and refreshing to also get to know them through Ruby’s eyes.
In brief, I enjoyed reading this book. I gave it 3.5/5 and not 4 because I’m not sure I will re-read this book one day. I liked reading it, but not enough to feel the need to re-read it in the future.
Have you read it? What is your favorite Sarah Dessen book (I need recommendations)?
Going kind of slow with this one... But I LOVE IT! My first Sarah Dessen read (I know, I know) and I have to say I'm impress at how simple but how beautiful and true this book is.
I'm reading slowly because I have a million things to do these days (changes at work, planning my short trip to the States next week, starting to plan my wedding... I'm also secretary for a basket club and president of a youth club so with the return from the summer holidays I have a lot of my plate right now but I love it).
Anyway, I'm definitely going to read more Sarah Dessen books in the future.
This was cute. Not my favorite Dessen novel. I felt a little let down by the end. Could have used more back story with the main character and the school shooting scenes. Enjoyed the fact that she worked with her mother with weddings.
Dessen fans will probably like this one. Its her usual cute and fluffy summer read.