Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sarah Dessen Week: "Lock and Key"

"Lock and Key" is the second most recent of Sarah's books, and my second favorite (only to "The Truth About Forever"). Although it deals with some very heavy issues, it is a story of growth, hard work and friendship while also portraying a realistic image of high school. The one part I did not like about the book was how private schools were portrayed. I go to a private school and not everyone at private schools are stuck up brats. Just so you know.

Here is a synopsis of the book (no spoilers!):

What happens when your past is not just past, but wiped clean entirely? How do you figure out where you're going when you can't even claim where you've been? These were the questions that inspired Lock and Key. It's the story of a girl named Ruby who is abandoned by her mother and determined to make it on her own, even---and especially---when she is sent to live with her long-lost sister in a whole new world of privilege, family, and relationships. As Ruby learns, there's a big difference between being given help and being able to accept it. And sometimes, it takes reaching out to someone else to save yourself.
A fun think about this book is that it gave way to a new jewelry fashion: key necklaces!! I even have one of my own.
Sarah wears hers a lot too! And Tiffany's just came out with a new line of key necklaces, which, although most likely accidental, is pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

Anyways, if you haven't read this book, go pick it up at your local bookstore (and if you have a local independent bookstore that you can buy it from, they really appreciate it!) or library because it really is fantastic!

To learn more about Sarah and her books go to , or keep coming back to OfficiallyMRS every day this week to read more reviews of Sarah's books.

More to come,

No comments:

You may also like...

Related Posts with Thumbnails