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Why do so many girls allow themselves to get into abusive relationships--and what keeps them there? In this riveting novel, Sarah Dessen searches for understanding and answers. Caught in a trap that is baited with love and need, Caitlin must frantically manage her every action to avoid being hit by the hands that once seemed so gentle. All around her are women who care--best friends, mother, sister, mentor--but shame keeps her from confiding in any of them, especially Cass, her brilliant older sister, whose own flight from home had seemed to point the way.
Dessen has here created a subtle and compelling work of literature that goes far beyond the teen problem novel in a story rich with symbolism, dark scenes of paralyzing dread, quirky and memorable characters, and gleams of humor. With the consummate skill and psychological depth that brought her praise for Keeping the Moon, she explores the search for self-identity, the warmth of feminine friendships, and the destructive ways our society sets up young women for love gone wrong. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
i love this book. one of my favorites of all time. i have read all of dessen's books and this one is my favorite of hers. i love how its written and how she engrosses you. Read morePublished 1 day ago by veronica
Well this book is a major downer, it's really depressing.
Don't get me wrong, I really liked it, I read it with interest and I'm so happy with the ending. Read more
Dreamland is the first Sarah Dessen book that I have read and I was impressed. Dreamland tells the story of Caitilin O'Koren a teenage girl whose sister has gone missing and... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Reggie Ragan
Beautiful, insightful, and full of lessons about being noticed and when being noticed turns out badly.Published 24 days ago by Maggie Wieczorek
I actually believed I was reading about a real person--even though it is fiction. This is one of the great ones!!!Published 29 days ago by Julia Quilts