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Sarah Dessen

Forfatter af Just Listen

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Sarah Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 6, 1970. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 with a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Her first book, That Summer, was published in 1996. She mainly writes for young adults. Her books vis mere include Someone Like You, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, What Happened to Goodbye, Saint Anything, and The Moon and More. She also teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Sarah Dessen

Just Listen (2006) 5,771 eksemplarer
The Truth About Forever (2004) 5,588 eksemplarer
This Lullaby (2002) 4,616 eksemplarer
Lock and Key (2008) 4,206 eksemplarer
Along for the Ride (2009) 3,800 eksemplarer
Someone Like You (1998) 3,485 eksemplarer
Dreamland (2000) 3,223 eksemplarer
Keeping the Moon (1999) 2,896 eksemplarer
That Summer (1996) 2,563 eksemplarer
What Happened to Goodbye (2011) 2,300 eksemplarer
Saint Anything (2015) 1,457 eksemplarer
The Moon and More (2013) 1,234 eksemplarer
Once and for All (2017) 963 eksemplarer
The Rest of the Story (2019) 759 eksemplarer
How to Deal [2003 film] (2003) — Forfatter — 57 eksemplarer
Infinity (2010) 55 eksemplarer
Ti giro intorno (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Alguém Como Tu 2 eksemplarer
Ti dedico una canzone (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Il resto della storia (2019) 2 eksemplarer
I dina ögon (2017) 1 eksemplar
Sólo escucha 1 eksemplar
Quando te Deixar 1 eksemplar
O resto da história (2019) 1 eksemplar
A Sete Chaves 1 eksemplar
A Nossa Canção 1 eksemplar
That Summer / Lock and Key (1996) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Bidragyder — 164 eksemplarer
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Bite: The Sharpest Contemporary Writing for Teens (2003) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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author: Sarah Dessen i Read YA Lit (januar 2013)


Nothing truly exceptional. Likely won't reread.

some language, not a lot
MC had sex with a previous boyfriend
mentions school shootings
MCs godfather has a boyfriend
libraryofemma | 35 andre anmeldelser | Apr 18, 2024 |
This was the first Sarah Dessen novel I've ever read, picked up when I was looking for something light and summery to enjoy after reading thick classics and college textbooks. I was drawn mostly to the setting: my favorite parts of the summer include beach trips full of sand and surf. The beachtown in "The Moon and More" is a charming, touristy beach area which reminds me a lot of Ocean City, MD. I think Dessen did a fabulous job creating the town and building a believable setting.
The characters were definitely one of the stronger parts: from hardworking Emaline to adorable Benji, quirky Daisy and quiet Clyde, I really enjoyed the spectrum of people in the book. It was a lot of fun to read about each of them and watch as they each did their own thing.
On the whole, some parts were fairly predictable, but nothing felt too forced. There were a few weak moments or chapters that I felt were not totally necessary or could have been expanded upon, but I wasn't too upset about that. I certainly was immersed quite quickly into the story and all its ups and downs!
For a novel that is more of a "casual" read for me, it was enjoyable and fun.
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deborahee | 52 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 95 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
This book was a my first ever sarah dessen read. I really did like the small town this book was set it and also the main character. It was a super fast pace read and just the prefect summer read. I want to feel more connected to most of the characters but I really did enjoy the lead girl. I liked how this book focused a lot on self discovery and and also on self confidence. I also liked the unique female relationships we explored in this book. I def want to read more sarah dessen this summer and this was def a good start!… (mere)
lmauro123 | 61 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |



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