This Lullaby

This Lullaby

by Sarah Dessen
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dragonflyDD More than 1 year ago
The book This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen is a heartfelt story about a young adult known as Remy. Remy has always had her fair share of boyfriends and step dads. She just finished high school and is ready to go to college clear across the country so she can escape her family. Remy was prepared to have a fun, free summer; but fate had a different plan for her. As she was helping her mother plan for her fifth wedding, she found a new boyfriend she was not expecting. Dexter teaches her how to love and he is the first boy she never had to give "the Speech" to. This is a book that girls can connect to, and they can understand how Remy feels about moving away and learning how to live life on her own. It also teaches you how you never can expect to find the perfect guy you have imagined in you mind. The perfect man does not look like a movie star or act like a gentlemen; it's a man that makes you happy when you are sad and dries your tears when you cry. Dexter is not like Remy's thoughts of a perfect man he is everything she did not want, but in the end he is everything she does. Sarah Dessen has written many books similar to This Lullaby. Sarah has written The Truth about Forever, and many other books in the Young Adult genre. She writes books that teenaged girls can understand and relate to. She also puts everyday things into situations that girls can relate to. Mrs. Dessen has been awarded many awards for her books. As fair back as Sarah can remember she has been writing. Now she is a professor at the University of North Carolina, where she teaches creative writing. She also lives in North Carolina with her loving husband. Sarah Dessen is a well known writer when it comes to young adults. She really captors the fascination with Remy's love life, and life in general; also with how Remy responds to things. This Lullaby is a book that almost every teenage girl will love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i liked this book because it's realistic. It's not one of those lovey dovy kind of books where prince charming comes and sweeps you off your feet and you immediatly fall in love. I think this is a book girls can relate too. i read this book in a couple of hours, it was that good. I really liked all the characters too. this book is funny and romantic. What more can you ask for?
Balina More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Great read. I enjoyed every minute reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sarah Desson's This Lullaby is all about believing in love. It's a story about an eighteen year old girl named Remy who doesn't believe in love and doesn't think it exists. The novel opens with Remy's mother getting married to her fifth husband, which explains her lack of belief in love. Even though she has been in multiple relationships, she's never actually been in love. Remy dates boys and then dumps them before she gets emotionally attached.
But one day at her step father's car dealership Remy runs into a guy named Dexter. She wants nothing to do with him but he is extremely determined to get to know Remy. Eventually the two get together, will the two find love or will she dump him before she gets attached?
This book would have to be my favorite by Sarah Desson. She is such an amazing author that gets into all her characters. They are very developed and unique. I love all her books because they are very relatable. Everything her characters go through, I went through or I'm currently going throught them. It's a must read for all teen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book! I absolutely loved Dexter! He seems like such a clutzy person but so sweet and funny. ANd i love the way Remy ust completely denies Dexter at first but as she begins to see him she starts to like him even more. This is probably one of my favorite romance book novels! (besides the truth about forever and along for the ride both by Sarah Dessen!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Lullaby is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. I have read it several times and I am never disappointed with Sarah Dessen. She has a great understanding of teens and the troubles of growing up. Remy is a girl who is reluctant to fall in one because of her unstable parent figures. Dexter is a charming boy with a band and Remy wants nothing to do with her despite Dexter's best efforts. One of my favorite parts in this book is probably the band members and all their shenanigans. The eating contests never fail, i laugh every time. This book, and really all of Sarah's books are so relatable to every person. If you have not read all her books I urge you to go read them. I am positive that they will not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Lullaby, by Sarah Dessen is a really good book, it was so good I finished reading it in 12 hours!! This book is a book about a girl named Remy whose dad left her mom before she was even born. When he found out he had a daughter he wrote her a lullaby, and he is very famous for it. He died before he could even meet her and tell her he loves her. Now she doesn’t trust any guy in a long relationship, or a guy who is a musician like her dad, Will that change when she meets a boy named Dexter, a musician and a guy who is not up to her standards? Read this book to find out.
Caroline81 More than 1 year ago
This book by Sarah Dessen was really good. It taught a great lesson about finding love and incorporated it into real family situations. It captured how life really is. The characters were likeable and very believable. I recommend this book to people looking for guidance in what love really is or for those who just enjoy a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I start reading the little excerpt at the begginning, and I got to a part that is funny so naturally I think this book is gonna be hilarious. Now don't get me wrong, it has it's funny parts but the main charactar has some flaws I don't like about her. I mean she used to sleep around alot, she used to smoke, and she used to get drunk all the time. Occaisionally still does. I am not a big fan of a charactar like that but she also has a negative attitude about every single person who she hasn't known for 3 years. I mean I have those days where I disdain everyone excepts my friends (and sometimes them) but seriously! Just once I would like to hear a positive sentence. So anywho, the story line. So there's Remy, the main charactar, Dexter, Christopher(Chris, the brother of Remy), Barbara( the mother of remy) and Don, her to be stepfather. Remy is a " bad girl" and she never dates a guy for too long. She meets Dexter and you know. That happens (none too quickly for my liking). She has mother problems and like I said before problems with anyone outside of her "circle". Her friends, I don't like. They're always getting drunk and they do stupid stuff and such. I haven't finished it quite yet but I really hope it gets better. So far, not impressed. If you want a really good Sarah Dessen book, try 'Along For The Ride' or 'Just Listen'. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful, i love the dramatic turns and twists throughout the book. The comedy in this book makes it a funny book but also it has serious parts to it that definitly make it a funny yet serious book. I would reccomend this book to pre teens and teens. Read this book i definitly recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i think was a great read. Remey is a girl that i think doesnt know for sure how to deal with certain thing and i think this can relate to a lot of girls lives... and personally i just love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Lullaby has always been my favorite from Sarah. I love Remy and how she isn't the typical lead female character, and Dexter is so lovable in his own way. The characterization and emotions are realistic and relatable and the story keeps you hooked from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was funny, exciting, heartfelt, and sad. I would read it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Dexter!!!!:) Reminds me of my best friend!!!!!<3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Remy is a girl who doesnt belive in love. She has had her fair share of boyfriends and her mom has had plenty of husbands. She meets Dexter and her beflief in love is still the same untill after the breakup. She relizes that two people dont have to be perfect together or be exactly their type......their can be some differences
adee More than 1 year ago
Well I love that it's about 2 people that can relate to each other but are complete opposites. But you know what they say opposites attract. This is obviously a love story because almost all stories are. You can disagree but name one book that didn't have a couple in love. Or one night flings or something like that. When Dexter and Remy meet there's an instant connection between them which is not only cute but well magical I guess you can say. I won't tell you anymore but if you realize you want to know more READ THE BOOK I'm 100% sure you'll love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know I did
teamjacob1326 More than 1 year ago
It was a tad boring. I mean the characters, like the characters in most of Sarah Dessen's books, were lively. They were unique and all different and quirky. But Remy's character was a little annoying for me at times, and sometimes the story could get quite predictable. There was a point where I started reading another book because this one was getting dull. You just knew in the end they were going to end up together, no matter what. It seemed like a pointless read, I'd give it a six out of ten.
laylo More than 1 year ago
this lullaby was one of my favorite books that ive read. it was very realistic and easy to read. i absolutely loved all the characters! it had my attention throughout the entire book. never a dull moment. must read! sarah dessen is truly a great author.
shesaxsensation More than 1 year ago
I got this book for Christmas from a friend and was pretty excited to read it since everyone bragged about Sarah Dessen. This was my friend's favorite book of Sarah Dessens so I knew I'd love it too. It was such a sweet book. Kind of like a fluffy book without the fluff. Nothing was overdone. Sarah Dessen puts just enough romance in it without making it boring. I wish there was more depth to the ending but other than that I completely recommend this book.
MyndiL 25 days ago
This is my 2nd Dessen novel and I can honestly say I'm hooked. I see myself devouring everything this author writes from here on out. This Lullaby follows a girl who has a very jaded view of love due to an absentee father and a mother with multiple marriages under her belt. It's easy to see how she came to disbelieve in love with this history and even if you haven't been in the same position, you'll find yourself connecting with her and sympathizing with her history. The biggest lesson to be learned from this story, is not to give up on love. That it's not perfect and things will go wrong, but there is still hope, there is still that chance that you'll find the one who will be perfect for you and the one who you will overlook things that used to bother you simply because you love them. It's about putting your past behind you and learning to live your own life with your own ideals and moving on from a past that hurt you. I think fans of the author and fans of YA contemporary romance will really enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books i own 2 of them on my books self with all my 257 chapter books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen was such a great book. It was published back in 2004 before we had the “New Adult Fiction” book category and I think that is exactly where this book fits. Remy grows a lot in this book in my opinion while trying to figure out with why Dexter is different than the normal boys she goes after. We follow Remy throughout most of her summer vacation as she navigates her life, her mother’s new marriage, and trying to figure out what is up with her and Dexter. The book starts off in June and then we go to July and then August. Remy tries to keep her life all nice and orderly while trying to help her mom out with some things when her mom is focused on writing her current novel. Remy is a character that not a whole lot of people will like but at the same time she has these layers about her personality that she built from the concept of how she saw her mom living her romantic life. She just built a shield around herself hoping that it will keep herself from feeling heartache while actually not putting herself out there but wanting to find love even if she doesn’t think that she believes in love. Remy’s friends are also very different and I think that they also reflect her personality as well. One of her best friends Jess, the motherly one, reminds me of the way that Remy is with her mom. Remy's mom needs help with planning a wedding or even just getting a divorce going first. Another one of her best friends Lissa, the romantic one, is the one that tries to see the happiness and romantic part of everything. Her last best friend Chloe (the anti commitment one), is much like the person that Remy is when we first met her. Remy doesn’t care how many guys she goes out with as long as they are gone and out of her life by her cut off point. Remy and Dexter though are very opposite of each other and in every sense of the word their relationship is like “opposites attract” and it’s really cool to see their relationship unfold in this book. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen is an awesome book and one that I would totally recommend for other people to read. I am also pleased to say that I am giving this book a five star rating since it was so awesome and kept me hooked for the entire time I was reading it. Anyways until the next time enjoy this book review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove. To read more reviews like this one please visit my site:
Percyjacksongodspeed More than 1 year ago
Great book. I have read it a dozen times and I am yet to be bored. I absolutely love it. Sarah Dessen makes This Lullaby seem so real, it will make you wish you were a part of the book. Remy is so independent and that is something most teens should connect to. The story is not unblemished, the main characters have their ups and downs, but honestly what love story ever is?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Dexter, my favorite character, goes after Remy even though she doesn't believe in love. Also, the unexpected meet. Dexter thought they had natural chemistry, even though he didn't even know her. He put up with her and actually liked Remy's attitude. I love how Dexter just doesn't stop after getting rejected by her and has clever scenes where he does get her a little bit. Dexter was a musician, clumsy and unorganized, which is not in her rules, but she cannot give the speech to him, like she has to all the other guys she had dated. I could not put this book down and actually I had moments where I was happy and moments where really I cried. I'm not even joking.  I honestly thought this was a great romance novel for young adults. I loved the ending and as I read the last line I enjoyed the novel. If you are really into romance novels, then this is the book for you. If you are not, then I don't think you will enjoy much of it as I did. This book also teaches you about taking risks in love and that relationships can't be fully perfect, it has to be realistic. 
KaylaKirchoff More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I love so much of Sarah Dessen's books. She knows how to keep your attention and makes you feel like you are the characters. She has such talent, I recommend all of her books!