Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen


Pages (Paperback): 256 pages
Publisher: Speak
Released: May 11, 2004

Description: Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads and brilliant green eyes, had seemed to Caitlin to be an open door. With him she could be anybody, not just the second-rate shadow of her older sister, Cass. But now she is drowning in the vacuum Cass left behind when she turned her back on her family's expectations by running off with a boyfriend. Caitlin wanders in a dream land of drugs and a nightmare of Rogerson's sudden fists, lost in her search for herself.

Review: This was my first Sarah Dessen novel and all I can say is wow! The story is about Caitlin and her abusive boyfriend. I kept wanting to tell her to run and leave her boyfriend, but she didn't. She just fell into a steady rhythm of abuse and drugs, which was depressing to watch. This is a very powerful, brutally honest, and realistic book about teen abuse. Definitely a must read!

Grade: 10 lines out of 10

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