Monday, November 2, 2009

Month End Author Spotlight: Sarah Dessen

This past weekend was the end of October and the end of my month filled with Sarah Dessen books. I really enjoyed them and I am sooo glad that I picked them all up. I cannot wait to read the ones I missed and all her future books.

Just a little bio...
Sarah was born in 1970 in the state of Illinois, but grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She grew up in a reading house since her mom taught the classics and her dad taught Shakespeare, both at UNC. Sarah went off to University of North Carolina and graduated with an English degree. She started writing since she was little, but sold her first book three years after graduating. Now, she still lives in NC with her own family and has nine novels published. And just so you know...she is a coffee girl : )
***want more info...check out her website***

S.D.'s books...
That Summer (1996)
Someone Like You (1998)
Keeping the Moon (aka Last Chance) (1999)
Dreamland (2000)
This Lullaby (2002)
The Truth About Forever (2004)
Just Listen (2006)
Lock and Key (2008)
Along For the Ride (2009)

Books adapted into movies...
How to Deal...based on That Summer and Someone Like You (2003)

Her favorite childhood authors...
Judy Blume
Lois Lowry

Where to find Sarah Dessen...
Sarah-land on Ning

Overall Rating...

***Now go and grab your favorite cup of tea or because it's Sarah Dessen's fave: hazelnut coffee (or whatever beverage you prefer) along with a Sarah Dessen book and HAPPY readings!!!***


  1. I so want to grap a cup of tea and read a book of Sarah, but I don't have one yet written by her. I quess it's time to go out and buy one. :)

  2. So far I've read The Truth About Forever, Lock & Key, This Lullaby, and Just Listen. All very good. The Truth About Forever is my favourite at the moment :)

  3. Alessandra...I agree TTAF is my fave too. I'm going to try Lock & Key later this month (I'm excited to read another Dessen book).