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Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.
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Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.
Books by thisAuthor
  • Lock and Key

    Lock and Key
    Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she?s living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora?a sister she hasn?t seen in ten years?and her husband Jamie?creator of one of the most popular online networking sites. She?s attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. So why is she so wary? And what is Nate? the adorable and good-hearted boy next door? hiding behind his genial nature? As Ruby starts to see, there?s a big difference between being given help, and being able to accept it. And sometimes, in order to save yourself, you?ve got to reach out to someone else.

    Just Listen

    Just Listen
    To find the truth you've got to be willing to hear it. When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend—the popular and exciting Sophie—she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. But then she meets Owen—a loner, passionate about music and his weekly radio show, and always determined to tell the truth. And when they develop a friendship, Annabel is not only introduced to new music but is encouraged to listen to her own inner voice. With Owen’s help, can Annabel find the courage to speak out about what exactly happened the night her friendship with Sophie came to a screeching halt? "Expertly done." —Booklist "This is young adult fiction at its best, delving into the minds of complex, believable teens, bringing them to life." —SLJ "Dessen weaves a sometimes funny, mostly emotional, and very satisfying story." —VOYA

    Along for the Ride

    Along for the Ride
    Ever since her parents began fighting, Auden has been unable to sleep at night. Now, spending a summer at a charming beach town with her father and his new family, she has to find new places to pass the time she spends awake. And so she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac who becomes her nighttime guide. Together, they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she has missed; for Eli, to come to terms with the death of a friend. In her trademark blockbuster-style, Sarah Dessen creates a powerful and irresistible story of two people learning how to connect.

    The Truth About Forever

    The Truth About Forever
    Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or…Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all—so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So…happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before?

  • Dreamland

    Dreamland
    Love can be a very dangerous thing.   After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.   Then she met Rogerson.   When she’s with him, nothing seems real. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?   “Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.” —Booklist, starred review   Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

    Someone Like You

    Someone Like You
    The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.   Scarlett was always the strong one.   Halley was always content to follow in her wake.   Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.   Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.   Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.   * “Dessen has written a powerful, polished story.”—School Library Journal, starred review   Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

    Keeping the Moon

    Keeping the Moon
    Never underestimate the power of friendship.   When Colie goes to spend the summer at the beach, she doesn’t expect much.   But Colie didn’t count on meeting Morgan and Isabel.   Through them, she learns what true friendship is all about, and finally starts to realize her potential.   And that just might open the door to her first chance at love. . . .   “A down-to-earth Cinderella story. . . captures that special feeling.” —The New York Post   Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

    This Lullaby

    This Lullaby
    A New York Times bestseller   She’s got it all figured out.   Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.   Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.   But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.   Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?   “Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” —Booklist   Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

  • That Summer

    That Summer
    For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister&150the always perfect Ashley&150is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.

    What Happened to Goodbye

    What Happened to Goodbye
    Since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move - four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, Mclean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, Mclean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself - whoever that is. Perhaps her neighbor Dave, an academic superstar trying to be just a regular guy, can help her find out. Combining Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.

    The Moon and More

    The Moon and More
    A New York Times bestseller   Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun.   He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough. Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby. Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby? Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going? Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.   “Completely engaging, infused with moments of sweetness, humor and major epiphanies.” —Kirkus Reviews   Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Dreamland Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

    Along for the Ride (pb) 12c FD w/Riser

    Along for the Ride (pb) 12c FD w/Riser

  • A Sarah Dessen e-book Sampler

    A Sarah Dessen e-book Sampler
    The Sarah Dessen Free eBook Sampler is the ultimate introduction to the highly acclaimed author of ten beloved young adult novels. Featuring excerpts from three New York Times bestsellers, Lock and Key, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and her newest novel What Happened to Goodbye, this free eBook preview gives just a taste of Dessen’s trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling. You’ll read her once and fall in love.

    What Happened to Goodbye 10c signed bulk pack

    What Happened to Goodbye 10c signed bulk pack

    How to Deal movie tie-in

    How to Deal movie tie-in
    Rule #1: There are no rules Just when you think you've got everything figured out for yourself, things get turned upside down. Families change. Lives end. New lives begin. And love sneaks up on you when you least expect it. The trick is finding that one person you can always count on, that one person who will throw out the rules and help you figure out how to deal with it all. Here, from acclaimed author Sarah Dessen, are two books about girls who stick together and manage to get it right -- the two books that served as inspiration for the film How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore. Read them, and you'll see where Halley and Scarlett's story began. For more on this hot new movie check out the official  How to Deal website!

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