Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Books: Lesson from "This Lullaby"

"No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key."
-This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby seriously will catch your heart...especially if you are a young adult. This was probably the first Sarah Dessen book that I have purchased and it got me hooked to her writing. It does start off a little slow, but once you get to a third into the book - it gets good...good to the point that I couldn't put the book down. Since then, I have read the book probably 3 times so far and it's just as good each time. 

I'll try not to spoil anything for those who haven't read this novel, but, in a nutshell...

Remy (the main character) is a soon-to-be college freshmen, who is the girl behind her deceased father's famous one hit wonder song. Observing from her mother's love life, Remy views love to be a negative thing and non-existent. This all changes when she meets Dexter. And from here, the story begins. 

Out of all the romantic young adult books that I have read, I find This Lullaby to be quite realistic. Of course, there are a few parts where you know it only happens in fictional books - but more or less, it gives readers a more realistic view about love and about finding that special someone isn't always going to be perfect. It tells readers, especially young teenagers, that it requires lots of effort to make a relationship work and it's definitely not like any of those fairy tales that you hear about when you were younger. When you love someone, you'll do anything to keep them in your life.

Overall, definitely a great read for those aged between 14 to late 20's. But, no one will judge if you are over this age range I gave! Seriously give this book a read, Dexter will melt your heart.

Please let me know in the comment below if you have read this book or not and your thoughts! I'll love to read your take on this novel!


Photo taken from: www.sarahdessen.com

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