bookgirl94, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
I love all Sarah Dessen books and this was no disappointment. It was a wonderful book and was just as great as her previous books. I highly recommend it.
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pattijeffrey89, March 16, 2011 (view all comments by pattijeffrey89)
Yay!!! I cannot wait until this book comes out. I love Sarah Dessen I have been reading her books forever...i got all my friends addicted to her books. She is such an amazing writer...
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Dessen's 10th novel is another smoothly written journey of self-discovery. Mclean Sweet, named for 'the all-time winningest basketball coach of Defriese University,' has moved four times in two years, following her father's job as a restaurant consultant. Each time she moves she reinvents herself, not so much to try on a new identity but to rid herself of the original one — only daughter of a couple whose divorce was an awful, public scandal. It becomes clear that although Defriese basketball was her father's obsession, Mclean's idol was her mother, and Mclean's lasting anger adds an emotional punch to a long narrative that doesn't otherwise have much of an arc. It will delight Dessen's passionate fans that Mclean and her father have landed in Lakeview (capital of Dessenland) and that the action ricochets between there and familiar (fictional) beach towns. As Mclean figures out how to make peace with her mother, she relies on friends made at both school and at the restaurant her father is trying to save. Dessen delivers another cast of authentic, likable characters, struggling to make sense of the world. Ages 12 — up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
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A new day. A new place. A new life.
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