Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dreamland By: Sarah Dessen

Title: Dreamland
Author: Sarah Dessen
Amount of pages: 250
Publisher: Penguin Group-Puffin
Publishing Year: 2000
Geared Towards: Teens (13+)

Summary (From the back of the book):

Wake Up Caitlin.

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 diffrent from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else-her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

Wdebo's Review: I found this book to be like a YA book style of a Jodi Picoult book. It was really deep and compelling. The theme was deep and thought provoking like many of Sarah Dessen's books.

Pro: The story was sweet and great and compelling and dives into the depths of abusive teen relationships and the agony it gives the the abused.

Con: I found this story hard to get into even though I did love the story plot. Cailtin annoyed me a lot, and the whole "rebel cheerleader" that everyone called her, yeah, that doesn't apply to her. Just because she chain smokes and skips practice doesn't suddenly make her a "rebel cheerleader" I feel that phrase is such an oxymoron, if you are a cheerleader you aren't really that much of a rebel no matter what you do.

All in all, if you enjoy Sarah Dessen books it does have a spark of her flair you might also like this book if you enjoy books about big issues like abusive teen relationships and leaving your home etc.

Grade: B-

Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. This was a very good book. i enjoyed reading it and had a very hard time putting it down. I'm not much of a reader but with this book i just kept on reading. It's very amazing and easy to relate to. It deals with family and relsationship problems.


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