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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Dreamland Reader’s Guide

Open Preview See a Problem? Before we get to the reveal, here’s a message from Meredith: Obviously, Caitlin should leave him immediately at this point. That is, spoiler alertuntil Rogerson hits Caitlin for the first time.

Ghoulia’s aunt wants her to And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go. But it’s written so convingly. As violence becomes more and more prevalent in our world, one out of every five teenage girls in America will be beaten by a dating partner, and one third to one half of married women desesn be victims of abuse. She starts counseling and begins a slow improvement. Caitlin feels like she needs to step in for her family but it actually Dreamland was an okay kind of book.

Dreamland is about a girl named Caitlin. It’s a bit heavier in theme than most of Dessen’s work, which I enjoyed, as it fit her tone well. You must decide whether to fight or conform. Jazmen Greene, Staff Reviewer. Caitlin is sidelined or never given much thought to in the face of their great loss.


Her sister is the family jewel, complete with first-place medals, a place on student council, and an acceptance letter to Yale University, all while being a first-class jerk who chooses her sister’s birthday as the date she runs away. She meets roger son at a party and soon starts dating him, even though he’s a bad seed. Reader reviewed by Lea Dreamland is a heartbreaking novel about Caitlin. It was a wonderful read I never saw coming.

In Sarah’s Words

Read on for more about Merrie and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway! The author does a good job sarrah pulling the reader into Caitlin’s plight; I cared what happened next.

The girl was stoned all of the time, constantly at the beck and call of her boyfriend, lost weight, and was doing perpetually worse in class, among other things. Tales from the Inner City. Just rdeamland downs, none of the ups.

But I was wrong – how utterly wrong I was. One day, Caitlin’s friend, Rina, decides to take her out for some fun.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen – Reading Guide – : Books

Her family and friends warned her about the guy but she still saw him anyway. Reader reviewed by Katherine Dreamland by Sarah Dessen is a sarzh novel.

Time and time again Dessen’s stories don’t stand on their own but instead as lessons to young girls to be good, that “bad boys” lead to trouble, that drinking leads to bad decision-making, that sex is not without its punishments, that generally boys know best. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And we aren’t left with the feeling that everything is going to be happily ever after, but at least we know that Caitlin is free of this hurt, and she’s on her way xreamland healing.


This is probably one of the more memorable Sarah Dessen books. Is this book sarag on kindle?

In my opinion, I feel like every child should be loved by their parents. Caitlin broke my heart. But otherwise, this book far exceeded my expectations. Articles lacking sources from August All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Dessen has here created a subtle and compelling work of literature that goes far beyond the problem novel in a story rich with symbolism, dark scenes of paralyzing dread, quirky and memorable characters, and gleams of humor. I wish we got to read more about Cass and Adam.

They were our bitches. It made his character and their relationship seem really flat. These reactions just did not seem true to the characters.