Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?
A few months ago I made the decision to read all the books on my shelf. Some I read in my preteen years, some I purchased then forgot about. One of the first ones I chose was my small but almost complete collection of Sarah Dessen novels. I remembered in my early teen years, one of my favorite things was how all of Dessen’s novels seemed to exist in the same universe. Some characters would even make an appearance in her different books, and that thrilled my invested heart.
So when I picked up This Lullaby I expected nothing less than the memory I had made for it in my head. It was one of my favorite books, and I was excited to relive the story. And I had every reason to be.
Now, Dessen is among some of the most popular authors around today, and for good reason. Maybe the memory I had was so elevated that I was somewhat disappointed this time around. Or maybe I’m just turning into an old lady. This book is great for teens, not so much my taste anymore though. The story is still captivating, the romance is still heartbreaking and exhilarating all at once. I found myself cringing at the corniness of it more than once, and wanting to hit Remy for being so stubborn. I do love that I was still able to be invested in the story, and that so much time had passed that it almost felt like the first time reading again.
I would recommend this for someone looking for an interesting slow burning love story.