I’m really struggling to start this review, and I think I’ve put my finger on my problem: Don’t Even Think About It is kind of a muddle. I’d like to start by giving you a little plot synopsis, but I don’t even know whose name to start typing: there is no main character, no voice through whose eyes this story is ...
I loved Roomies. Remember when you were a high-school grad, getting everything ready to go off to college, and you got that letter? The one that told you who your roommate would be? There was so much anticipation wrapped up in that letter, for me. What would she be like? Would she be fun? Would she be weird? Would ...
I read Lock and Key on the recommendation of a friend. This one is hard. Dessen’s writing never disappoints, but I found Lock and Key a little more tough to read, simply because the subject matter was so difficult: abandonment, homelessness, strained family ties, alcoholism and drug use. And yet, amongst all the upsetting, traumatic things going on in this book, Dessen manages to ...