Many young women may not only want to read this story but need to read it as a way to discuss an often overlooked aspect of teenage dating life. —The Book. Sarah Dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads : Dreamland eBook: Sarah Dessen: Kindle Store.

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They make out in the car, and later become a couple after Caitlin witnesses Rogerson being hit by his father. Dreamland is not a romance novel. Dessen does a good job of showing Caitlin realizing that she’s in a bad relationship, but not really knowing how to get out of it. I feel like I’ve outgrown it, that there are real situations with fully-formed human characters that I can actually empathize with.

I was wondering exactly how dumb she could get after stupid antic after stupid antic. Drreamland mother is very excited. In her continuing search to be her own person and do things Cass never did, Caitlin begins dating a bad boy. Tell me how you came to write about dating violence. What music would you choose? This article does not cite any sources.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen – Reading Guide – : Books

Return to Book Page. And I was happy with how the book ended, but I hated my reading experience. I feel like I was just expecting more with all of the great reviews and recommendations. It starts out that on her birthday her older, more perfect sister Cassandra runs away to live with her boyfriend. But then, out of nowhere, he hits her.


Some dreamlane a little too wordy for my liking but definitely thoughtful and gorgeous writing. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Rina, too, who has issues with men, dreamlanx some comic relief to the story, and she and Caitlin are another unlikely friendship.

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Thus, I found the fact that they repackaged all of her books to look like shiny, happy summer reads odd. Caitlin soon begins to be abused by Rogerson when she does not tell Rogerson where she is, and when she is seen talking to other boys. But this is one world that is filled with a vast emptiness that extends for miles and miles. Everything starts out going perfectly for both of them, until one night when he punched her; she thought it was nothing until it kept happening.

Dude, I’m still shaking even after I’ve turned the final page. She tried calling him, but he never picked up the phone. I just had this image of a mother standing in a bedroom door, in silhouette, saying something about seeing you in dreamland, and the story started to fall together.

Matthew was interesting and I wish we got to read more about him. I was worn out, broken: Good, but not my fav! The author does a good job of pulling the reader into Caitlin’s plight; I cared what happened next.

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Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Book Reviews

When I was reading, I kept putting the book down and doing this: Dessen gets into the head of an abused girlfriend very well, and the slow slide into an abusive relationship is believable. That’s cause she’s told over and over again that love is the answer even when the other person is not right for you.

As dark as the subject matter is, there are some uplifting moments too, specifically at the end. What are sarqh missing pieces in this enigmatic personality, and can you guess at the rest of the picture? If Sarah Dream,and books live up to this standard, I can guarantee she will become one dfeamland my favorite authors. He makes her think she’s in control, when really, he’s pulling her strings.

Sarah Dessen’s prose flows beautifully. She joins cheerleading, which she hates, and then meets Rogerson, the mysterious hair boy.

If, and only if, Rogerson was a fully formed character would I pity him. Caitlin walks away and heads home. It was 3 vs. Like I said this was a boring book.

He deals drugs, bosses Caitlin around, and completely monopolizes her life.