Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.24 × 2.16 × 0.3 in
Published: May 10, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0142401757
ISBN - 13: 9780142401750
About the Book
Four classic novels by acclaimed author Sarah Dessen ("The Lullaby") are now reissued in paperback with striking new covers.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER ONE When I was four and Cass was six, she whacked me across the face with a plastic shovel at our neighborhood park. We were in the sand box, and it was winter: In the pictures, we''re in matching coats and hats and mittens. My mother loved to dress us alike, like twins, since we were only two years apart. We did look alike, with the same round face and dark eyes and the same brown hair. But we weren''t the same, even then. The story goes like this: Cass had the shovel and I wanted it. My mother was sitting watching us on a bench with Boo, who had her camera and was snapping pictures. This was at Commons Park, the small grassy area in the center of our neighborhood, Lakeview. Besides the sandboxes it also had a swing set, one of those circular things you push real fast and then jump on—a kind of manual merry-go-round— and enough grass to play baseball or kickball. Cass and I spent most of the afternoons of our childhood at Commons Park, but the shovel incident is what we both always remembered. Not that we ourselves recalled it that well. We had just heard the story recounted so many times over the years that it was easy to take the details and fold them into our own sparse memories, embellishing here or there to fill in the blanks. It is said that I reached for the shovel and Cass wouldn''t give it to me, so I grabbed her hand and tried to yank it away. A struggle ensued, which must have looked harmless until Cass somehow scraped one hard plastic edge acr
From the Publisher
Love can be a very dangerous thing.
After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.
Then she met Rogerson.
When she's with him, nothing seems real.
But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem
than being without him?
Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen."
Booklist, starred review
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye
About the Author
Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young
adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of
many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews,
and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter,
Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.
From the Author
"I was born in 1970 in Illinois, but all the life I remember I’ve spent in Chapel Hill, NC. My parents were both professors at the University of North Carolina: my mom is a classicist (which means she knows everything you could ever imagine about myths, Latin, and words) and my dad teaches Shakespeare (which means I’d seen As You Like It about five times by the age of 18.) I have one brother, who is a musician and lives in California with his son and his wife, an artist who designed my personal website. (Thanks, Mariangeles!) "I’ve been writing, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember. I was always a big reader, mostly because my parents were. I used to get frustrated with my mom because she bought me books for Christmas when what I really wanted were the gifts my friends got, things like sweaters and jewelry. But I did love to read. When I was eight or nine my parents gave me an old manual typewriter and a little desk in the corner of our den, and I’d sit there and type up my stories. I was the kind of kid that people always sighed over and said, "She has such a wild imagination," which usually meant "I wish Sarah would try to stick to the truth." I have a tendency to embellish: I think it’s just a weakness of fiction writers. Once you learn how to make a story better, it’s hard not to do it all the time. "In high school, I was lucky enough to have a big group of girlfriends that have really inspired a lot of the s
"It''s not only the plot that''s vivid; the characters are
also intensely real. Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen."
(Booklist, starred review)