#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? SarahDessen.comThis 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.