Quotes from “Lock and Key”, by Sarah Dessen

August 19, 2008

Which was not as impressive as her other works.
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Just Listen

March 9, 2008

Don’t think, or judge, just listen.

I’m still not sure what to make of Sarah Dessen’s latest book. I definitely enjoyed the unlikely combination of music, modeling, radio, personal secrets and… bacon! that the novel presents. The story was pretty amazing as well, with the exception of the ending, which I feel had too many good things concentrated. And I can relate to the wanting-to-quit-but-not-doing-it-as-it-would-disappoint-others state of mind. But like so many other times, I feel that here is an important lesson for me and I’m not getting it.

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Quotes from “Someone Like You”

January 25, 2008

Clearly not as strong as that other book :( But at least that means Sarah Dessen has improved with time, as an author.

  • Life is an ugly, awful place to not have a best friend.
    (1/30:40)
  • There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet, and when they let you down, shifting from where you’ve carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.
    (6/30:05)
  • You can’t just turn your heart off like a faucet. You have to go to the source and dry it out, drop by drop.
    (7/44:20)
  • You can’t just plan a moment when things get back on track, just like you can’t plan the moment you lose your way in the first place.
    (7/52:35)

The Truth About Forever

December 24, 2007

This is not one of those books where everything gradually gets worse and worse and then somehow everything fixes itself magically in the end. The many ups and downs make it hard to stop reading. By doing pretty much nothing else, I managed to finish it in two days. Yes, it’s that great. I urge you to NOT read any further, and go grab the book instead. Really!

Telling you what the story is about would be an insult to the author, Sarah Dessen. Never in a thousand years could I write up a summary to come even close to the intensity of the book. Let me just tell you that if you’re not a close minded I’ve-got-all-the-answers kind of person, this book will leave you in the end with at least part of your views on life changed. A word of warning though: it may not appeal to people much older that me (but don’t tell me you’ve got all the answers!)

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