Saturday 7 August 2010

Top 100 YA Novels (#10)

#10 This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (2002)

[464 points – 7 #1s, 18 #2s, 7 #3s, 12 #4s, 5 #5s, 5 #6s, 3 #7s, 4 #8s, 4 #9s, 5 #10s]

"My sister and I fell in love with this book. Hardcore. Remi is so lovable and everything is just so amazing." Kelsey, reader

I have re-read this book 1,000 times. It just makes me feel great." Kelcie Pegher, college student.

"Quite simply, I love Dexter. " Iona Shield, reader.

"She writes some of the most reliably realistic girls in fiction. Although romance is always part of the plot, friendships and family are always considered as important." Ciara O'Shea, future librarian.

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?

This is Sarah Dessen first appearance in the top ten of the Top 100 YA novels and seventh appearance in total (out of nine published titles). This Lullaby and its protagonist, Remy, was a departure for the author as previously she has written from a quieter, more introspective teen perspective. This Lullaby has an ardent group of Dexter followers and has prompted many of fans to call out ‘Hate Spinnerbait’ (in joke.) This novel was awarded the 2005 South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award.

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Khy said...



Khy said...

And by Desson I mean "Dessen." Obvs.

Steph said...


Best Dessen book, IMHO.

Chapter Chicks said...

I haven't read this. I'll have to check it out now!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this book. It's right up there next to The Truth About Forever in my favourites list.

Robby said...

I agree with everyone. My FAVORITE Sarah Dessen book.

Carla said...

Best Sarah Dessen book HANDS DOWN. So so glad this made it into the top ten list, and HOLLA to the UK cover baby!! it's gracing my bookshelf in style!

Janelle said...

I agree with the above. This is my favorite of Dessen's books so far...