Friday, July 11, 2008

Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen

Ruby was just fine living by herself. When the Honeycutt's, her landlord, found her living by herself, however, they thought the opposite. When they found out that her mother was gone, they called Child Protective Services and Ruby was sent to live with her sister.

Ruby has not seen her sister, Cora, since she left for college many, many years before. Cora had not tried to contact Ruby or anything.

However, living with her sister brings back some old memories, and Ruby finds out that all may not be as it seemed living with her mom...

Lock and Key was an amazing novel. Sarah Dessen has written some amazing stuff yet again. This book has left me speechless.

To start off with, the relationships between Ruby and almost all of the other main characters was amazing. The relationship between her and Nate was wonderfully written, and though it's not something that I have ever experienced, I felt like I understood why Ruby did not want to get too close to him.

The way that everything is described is amazing, also. During the book, I felt like I was there, standing right next to Ruby, living her life with her.

I can't even tell you how good this book was - it's something you have to experience for yourself. If you haven't read Sarah Dessen before, I would definetly recommend this one. However, my favorites are still Just Listen and This Lullaby. :)

Five Hearts!

Mis Citas Favoritas:

-->"It was like discovering that some part of you wasn't yours at all, and it made me wonder what else I couldn't claim." - Page 53

-->"There's just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise." - Page 88

-->"Leaving was easy. It was everything else that was so damned hard." - Page 202

-->"Friends don't leave you alone in the woods. Friends are the ones who come and take you out." - Page 222

-->"My point is, there are a lot of people in the world. No one ever sees everything the same way you do; it just doesn't happen. So when you find one person who gets a couple things, especially if they're important ones... you might as well hold on to them. You know?" - Page 312

-->But I was sure of something, too: it's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching, and rarely discovered - so many locks, not enough keys." - Page 365

-->But now, I was beginning to wonder if you didn't always have to choose between turning away for good or rushing in deeper. in the moments that it really counts, maybe it's enough - more than enough, even - just to be there." - Page 299

-->"Like the first one, which I'd studied all these months, it is not a perfect picture. But in that moment, it was exactly what it was supposed to be." - Page 420



Em said...

Sarah Dessen rocks! This is another great one by her. :)

RR2 said...

Yeah, this one rocked too! :)

My favourite's still Just Listen, though.

Book Chic said...

Loved this book! Great review! :)

YA Book Realm said...

I totally agree with you! It was an awesome book. I mean Sarah Dessen manages to do an beautiful job of making you feel like your there with the character, like you said.

Lock and Key, Keeping the Moon (my first book read by her), & Just Listen are my favorite books by her.