Synopses & Reviews
A New York Times bestseller
Shes got it all figured out.
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remys got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules dont seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that shes starting to understand what all those love songs are about?
Remy and Dexter jump off the pages into the hearts of readers, who will wish for a romance like this of their own.” Booklist
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye
"This modern-day romance narrated by a cynical heroine offers a balance of wickedly funny moments and universal teen traumas. High school graduate Remy has some biting commentary about love, including her romance-writer mother's betrothal to a car dealer ('He put one hand on my shoulder, Dad-style, and I tried not to remember all the stepfathers before him that had done the same thing.... They all thought they were permanent, too') and her brother's infatuation with self-improvement guru Jennifer Anne. But when rocker Dexter 'crashes' into her life, her resolve to remain unattached starts to crack. Readers will need to hold on to their hats as they accompany Remy on her whirlwind ride, avoiding, circling and finally surrendering to Cupid's arrows. Almost as memorable as her summer romance with a heartwarmingly flawed suitor is the cast of idiosyncratic characters who watch from the sidelines. There's the trio of Remy's faithful girlfriends, all addicted to 'Xtra Large Zip' Diet Cokes: practical-minded Jess, weepy Lissa, and Chloe, who shares Remy's dark sense of humor as well as Dexter's entourage of fellow band members, as incompetent at managing money as they are at keeping their rental house clean. Those expecting a Cinderella finale for Remy will find a twist consistent with the plot's development. Contrary to any such implication in the title, this one will keep teens up reading. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Will keep teens up reading. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) With Dessens sympathy, accuracy, and genuine respect for characters and readers, this novel is sure to become another favorite. (VOYA) A winning story about coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed. (School Library Journal)
"A winning story about coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed." -School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR SUSANE COLASANTI:
“Like Sarah Dessen, Colasanti knows how teens operate.”—Kirkus on When it Happens “Colasanti ably captures the teenage voice.”—VOYA on Take Me There “Colasanti presents an authentic picture of how complicated it is to be a teenager, especially one in love.”—Publishers Weekly on Waiting for You “A romantic page-turner.”—Booklist on Something Like Fate “A bouncy, captivating example of the teenage romantic comedy.”—Booklist on So Much Closer “Emotionally satisfying from beginning to end.”—Kirkus on Keep Holding On “Grab your blankets and sunscreen now: This is an ideal summer beach book.”—Kirkus on All I Need
"For fans of the author, Elizabeth Eulberg, and Sarah Dessen." —School Library Journal on Now and Forever
When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about? From acclaimed author Sarah Dessen, this is a captivating novel about a tough-as-nails girl and the unexpectedly charming boy who's determined to soften her up.
This "Publishers Weekly" Best Book of the Year from the acclaimed author of "Dreamland" is a captivating novel about a tough-as-nails girl and the unexpectedly charming boy who's determined to soften her up.
Just because Piper's birthday is on Valentine's Day does not mean she's a romantic. In fact, after watching her father and then her stepfather leave, she's pretty sure she doesn't believe in love at all. Then her friends concoct a plan to find them all Valentine's dates, and somehow Piper finds herself with the most popular guy in school. But true love never follows a plan, and a string of heartfelt gifts from a secret admirer has Piper wondering if she might be with the wrong guy.
Romance takes center stage in this rockin' love story from Susane Colasanti. Great for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen! Sterling is crazy in love with Ethan. Not only is he the sweetest boy shes ever met, but he's an incredibly talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And since forever, hes believed he has what it takes to be a star. When Ethan becomes an overnight sensation, hes thrown head-first into the glam world of celebrityand so is Sterling. Before she knows it, shes attending red-carpet premieres, getting free designer clothes, and flying around the country to attend Ethans monumental sold-out concerts. Its a dream come true
but whose dream is Sterling living? And what do you do when forever” comes to an end?
About the Author
Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting For You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, and All I Need. Susane has a bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a masters degree from New York University. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, Susane was a high school science teacher for ten years.