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Title: This Lullaby
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: May 27, 2002
Pages: 345
Source: Purchased
From Goodreads:
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?
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DEXTER!! DEXTER!! DEXTER!! DEXTER!! DEXTER!!
Okay, now that that’s out of my system, let’s move on with our regularly scheduled review. But seriously, Dexter is now one of my fave male characters. He’s not your typical swoonworthy literary boy – he’s gangly, uncoordinated, messy, and a wanderer. It’s his PERSONALITY and his REALNESS that I absolutely loved about him. And the way he treated Remy even though she was a complete you-know-what was impressive.
Speaking of Remy – I fell in love with her no-nonsense attitude and overall toughness towards life. Although a bit cynical with a negative view of love, I still enjoyed how she tried to constitute her behavior and why it was for the best. In enters Dexter to mess it all up, and the fantastic story begins!
As much as I loved the main characters, the secondary characters really stood out to me as well. I especially enjoyed Remy’s mom and brother and Dexter’s bandmates. I can’t help but be drawn to people who are so completely different from myself (Dexter’s bandmates) or someone who after multiple marriages still somehow believes in love (Remy’s mom). 
Sarah Dessen never fails to impress me! Her books are simply amazing and such a joy to read. This Lullaby is no exception and would be an awesome beach read this summer.

PS – If you don’t follow Sarah Dessen on Twitter, you seriously need to do it NOW. I laugh out loud every single day at her tweets!
  
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  10 Responses to “Review for Sarah Dessen Week: This Lullaby”

  1. I love Sarah Dessen’s books, but haven’t read this one. I’ll have to check it out.

    Andrea @ Reading Lark

  2. This one was my first Sarah Dessen book! :) I had to make sure I read at least one for SD Week! Haha. I loved it as well. :)

  3. I’ve been working my way through Sarah Dessen’s books and this is one of my favorites. I loved it so much. Dexter is great. If you haven’t read it yet, Dexter and Remy make a short guest appearance in Just Listen. It’s not as good as this book, but still worth the read.

  4. Yea Dexter :) He is one of my favorite Sarah Dessen boys :) Glad you loved him too!

  5. The Truth about Forever and This Lullaby are my 2 favorite Sarah Dessen books!

  6. This is exactly how I felt! *DEXTER* (swoons) Such an adorable character!

    -Farrah

  7. DEXTER! My favorite Sarah Dessen boy! :)

  8. This is one of my all time favorite Sarah Dessen books. I love the story <3

  9. After hearing so much about Sarah Dessen, I finally picked up 2 of her books from the library this week!

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