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Sunday, March 29, 2009
This Lullaby-Sarah Dessen @ 6:26 PM

Synopsis (from back of book):

The science of breaking up...

Remy always knows when to give a guy "the speech" - right after the initial romatic rush, but before anything gets too serious. She's had her fair share of boyfriends, and she's learned all there is to learn from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. So why is it that Remy can't seem to dumb Dexter? It can't be his name. It can't be that he's messy and disorganized. And it certainly isn't that he's a musician - just like Remy's father, a man she never knew because he left before she was born. Could it be that Remy's romantic rules to live by don't apply anymore?


Description in one word: Boring (not necessarily, though)

When I first picked up this book, I had very high hopes for it, seeing as I absolutely adored Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. Unfortuneately, the book wasn't as good as I had hoped. I mean, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book towards the end, but the beginning was just too boring for me. Remy was a relatable character, and I really enjoyed reading about her, but the plot at the beginning of the book was extremely unappealing. At one point, I just wanted to punch Dexter in the face for being so clingy. The storyline did get interesting towards the end though, which I enjoyed. The only reason I continued to read was because I knew that at some point in the book, I knew it would've been worthwhile.

I know there are a lot of books out there that involve mother-daughter relationships, but I found this particular novel very unique. I'm not quite sure if it had to do with the fact that I love the way Dessen writes or what, but it was just something.

Overall, this was a very meaningful book that teaches you a lesson about life. I recommend it to anybody who doesn't mind reading through all the boring parts to get to the best parts of the book. I don't recommend this book to anybody who is into action-packed books and can't stand not being motivated to pick up a book that bores them to death.