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by Sarah Dessen

eBook Dreamland ePub
Author: Sarah Dessen
Language: English
ISBN: 1439511357
ISBN13: 978-1439511350
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-07-10; Reprint edition (July 10, 2008)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 795
Formats: lrf mbr lrf azw
ePub file: 1756 kb
Fb2 file: 1549 kb

Dreamland: a novel, Sarah Dessen. p. cm. Summary: After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides

Dreamland: a novel, Sarah Dessen. Summary: After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides. See you in dreamland, she’d whisper, and blow us a kiss before shutting the door quietly behind her. Like dreamland was a real place, tangible, where we would all wander close enough to catch glimpses and brush shoulders. I always went to sleep determined to go there, to find her and Cass, and sometimes I did.

Dreamland was my first Sarah Dessen book, and for some reason I'd always thought she wrote light-hearted, Wake up, Caitlin, Mr Lensing had said. But what he didn't understand was that this dreamland was preferable, walking through this life half-sleeping, everything at arm's length or farther away. All I wanted was to block out all the human voices as they called my name again and again, pulling me upward into light, to drown. Dreamland was my first Sarah Dessen book, and for some reason I'd always thought she wrote light-hearted, fun, romantic contemporaries meant for a warm, breezy summer day. But I was wrong - how utterly wrong I was.

Dreamland (2000) is a teen novel by the American author Sarah Dessen. The book is split into three parts. Caitlin O'Koren has just realized that on her 16th birthday, her 18-year-old sister, Cass, has run away. Everybody completely forgets about Caitlin's birthday. Her parents are broken-hearted, since Cass was supposed to attend Yale two weeks later.

Author : Sarah Dessen. Genres : Young Adult, Romance. Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS Dreamland by Sarah Dessen is a story that follows Caitlin after her sister Cass ran away on Caitlin's . For my first Sarah book, it's not bad, but I don't think it's enough to really be all Sarah Dessen crazy. 3 people found this helpful.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS Dreamland by Sarah Dessen is a story that follows Caitlin after her sister Cass ran away on Caitlin's sixteenth birthday. Caitlin's world seems to spiral away until she meets Rogerson, a strange guy with awesome hair and whom Caitlin feels at ease with, someone she can be anyone with. She's happy and in love and everything seems perfect, until Rogerson starts to beat her. I'll be honest, I haven't read anything from Sarah Dessen and didn't think I would like any of her books.

But from then on, we were together. We didn’t talk about it: It was just understood. In that one moment I’d seen some part of him that he kept hidden from the rest of the world-behind his cool face,. his bored manner, his hair

But from then on, we were together. his bored manner, his hair. I’d edged in past it all, and now I found my own place there. The next Monday, after cheerleading practice, I walked outside to find Rogerson parked in front of the gym. He was leaning against his car, smoking a cigarette, waiting for me. I hadn’t asked him to pick me up. But there he was. Oh, my God, Kelly Brandt said as we came to the main doors

Dreamland is the fourth book written by Sarah Dessen. Cassandra "Cass" O'Koren.

Dreamland is the fourth book written by Sarah Dessen. Even while I was writing it, I knew Dreamland was different. It had a lot of the elements of the other books, but something kept pulling it deeper, to a place that for me, as a writer, was really challenging

Dreamland- Sarah Dessen. How a girl gets through an abusive relationship that makes her forget about everything.

Dreamland- Sarah Dessen.

Sarah Dessen books always feels a bit like adult books stuck in YA. .

Sarah Dessen books always feels a bit like adult books stuck in YA characters. But they're soothing somehow. Нравится Показать список оценивших.

When Caitlin first meets Rogerson Biscoe, he seems to be everything she wants him to be. He's handsome, sensitive, and more than a bit mysterious. And before long, Rogerson has cast a spell over Caitlin. A spell that keeps her in a dreamland from which she can't seem to break free-even when the dreams turn into nightmares. Beautifully crafted, with a vivid plot and sharply drawn characters, this is a powerful and intensely compelling story of a young girl struggling to break free of an abusive relationship. "Dreamland is the story of many contemporary teen relationships. Compelling reading." (School Library Journal, starred review)
I had expected more from This Lullaby after LOVING The Truth About Forever, but it was kind of a let down.

This Lullaby read more New Adult than Young Adult. The characters seemed older than 18 with their fake IDs and long history of partying. That being said, I enjoyed it. I eagerly read the whole thing, desperate to find out what would happen between Dexter and Remy.

Dexter was a swoon-worthy lead (although he's no Wes...). He was so sweet with his dog Monkey and I liked that he was part of a band, thus challenging Remy's rule to never date a musician. But I would've liked a little more depth from him. Why did he drop out of Business School? Why is he so passionate about music?

But my biggest pet peeve with this story was Remy's was so negative and cynical, which was okay at first, but got really irritating by the end. I would've loved more growth from her as a character.

Overall, this was a different sort of contemporary YA novel, not so much a romance as a story about a girl learning to open her heart up to love after watching her mother struggle through four failed marriages.
Hmm, I wanted to like this book. I loved Truth About Forever and Just Listen. I am looking for the same type of "magic," that I found in those books in her other works and I haven't found it. I'll start with a few good points. The descriptions and writing were beautiful in some spots. Dessen has a great command of the English language and knows how to tell a story.

A few bad points, spoilers may follow. I had a really hard time liking Remy. The smoking, the drinking, the sex, the swearing. She was just a "rougher" character then some of her other female leads. I get that she was trying to change and turning over a new leaf, etc, but those changes didn't make her likable. She was still kind of bitchy. I think that was sort of the point, because she says at one time it was something she was proud of. But apart from her mother's many marriages, and something that happened in her past, I didn't feel like I got a good enough reason why she was proud of being a bitch? Why would anyone want to be known for being mean? I guess that concept is just foreign to me.

I felt like I wanted more. When the book teetered on giving me what I wanted it would continually fall short. Instead of pivotal moments being narrated and two people interacting and exchanging words that meant something, those moments were assumed and faded to black. I wanted her to dive into those conversations between two people and have them actually tell the truth. Like it was always on the surface of something great, but never went deeper under the surface. And when two characters went under the surface it was a small blip on the map then they were right back to the surface.

The main character just wasn't very self-aware.
When I started reading Dreamland, I felt like it was going to be a book I struggled to finish. I just couldn't get connected to Caitlin and I felt like I was reading from a distance instead of being right there. About halfway through, that changed.

Caitlin has always lived in the shadow of her older sister, Cass. So when Cass leaves one night without warning, Caitlin feels like it is her responsibility to step up and fill in that "perfect child" role. At the same time, she doesn't want to be Cass. She doesn't want to have to be perfect. She's confused and doesn't know which way to go. Her confusion ends up leading her down the wrong road, sending her life spiraling down a hole she never thought she'd end up in.

In the attempt to step out of her sister's shadow, she falls into Rogerson's. The relationship between these two is heartbreaking, horrific, and realistic. Caitlin's confusion over how she feels about Rogerson is what makes it all worse because I can understand her thinking. Reading about her struggles made my heart ache for her. He met her when she was already down and only brought her lower.

I think the reasons I didn't find myself completely loving this book are because of that initial disconnect between me and Caitlin, as well as how blind those closest to Caitlin were. Out of everyone that knew and loved her, not one took enough notice of her downward spiral. I understand why it was done that way, but I still wish one of them had shown something more.

Dreamland is a quick read, but a powerful one. It shows that sometimes the weak are actually the strongest and that what we see on the outside my only be an illusion.
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