Friday, 16 May 2014

Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen

Lock and KeyBy Sarah Dessen
Reviewed by Jamie
Published:May 14th 2009
Publisher: Speak
Pages: 422
ISBN: 0142414727

Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.

That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future; it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?

Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing with unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again. (Goodreads)

This is the third Sarah Dessen book I have read so far and I had pretty high expectations for this one! Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed by this one! I found the character of Ruby to be un-relatable and the love interest, Nate, was my least favourite of all the Dessen boys. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad book, it just didn't pull me in like they usually do. I found the story didn't wrap up very well, and I wish I would have found out what happened with Ruby's mother and Nate in the end. I did however really enjoy the character of Jamie, and not just because we have the same name! He was such a loveable character and I really enjoyed him and his dog Roscoe!

3/5 Albi Cats

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