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However, I thought maybe it was just this one book by her I didn't like so I got another one by her Just Listen. Ruby comes home to a furious Jamie, who accuses her for being ungrateful to him and her sister.

Over the span of the story, Ruby slowly becomes closer to Nate. Youfind out that Olivia's boyfriends cheats on her, In the last chapter Ruby tells her the name of the girl who he was cheating on her with because she went to Jackson with her.

The trust thing has so much more to do with her family than with Nate, which is why I keep rolling my eyes at the silly Goodreads synopsis. With a class assignment to define "Family," Ruby understands that the word has many meanings, and most of them don't necessarily mean blood relations.

Peyton went to private school before she got expelled for possessing drugs on school grounds. Cora tells Ruby the truth about why she never saw her and that she did try and Lock and key sarah dessen her, but her Mum never passed on the information to her.

Chapter 5 Whilist at the mall Ruby gets a job working at a jewellery stall. Nate is described as having blond hair, and being "cute, but in a rich-boy kind of way".

Ruby was living alone in the yellow house when she was turned over to Child Services by the landlord. Cora's infertility struggles hit you in the heart. Ruby tells Harriet to give him a chance. Since he died during one of their habitual morning runs, Macy gives up running and keeps all of her feelings to herself.


I could not look at the dark hollows under my eyes, or the strange surroundings and how strange I felt in them.

Ruby finds him extremely annoying, he also carpools with them to school. I can actually draw a lot of parallels between Ruby and the character of Sandy in Where They Found Her —they are both desperately loyal to the mothers who use and abandon them. Wes is mentioned in Along for the Ride by Jason; being referred to as "the juvenile delinquent welder with a tattoo".

But when the dryer fails at her rented house and the landlords notice a clothes line strung throughout the kitchen, Ruby's life is forever changed. Having seen resemblances between herself and her mother that night, Ruby becomes determined to change her ways.

Lock and Key is, by all means, a romance, but it is interesting that protagonist Ruby is not looking for a romance at all.

He wants Ruby to love him conditionally, to not ask questions about the bruises on his body, to not raise the alarm about the multiple layers of abuse happening in the Cross household.

There are sections that are repetitive. If this book and a glacier had a race, the glacier would win. There was a small desk, too, a chair tucked under it.

In this chapter nnot much happens but we are introduced to many different characters.

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For me, that was enough. He is constantly helping Ruby when no one else is there for her, although she does not think she needs anything from him.

Everything was big about where my sister and her husband, Jamie, lived—from the homes to the cars to the stone fence you saw first thing when you pulled into the neighborhood itself, made up of boulders that looked too enormous to ever be moved.

Unexpectedly Gervais come over to Cora's and Jamie' house with a proposition for her. Nate's outlook on life is upbeat and infectious.

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Even with this wary attitude, however, I could never have been prepared for what I found at the bottom of the stairs. Clearly, they wanted me to step in first.

This is so well done.

Book Review: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Maybe Ruby would be better off going back to that life. My only regret with this book is that I failed to move it to the top of my To Be Read pile as soon as it arrived for review.

Actually most of the main characters are pretty flat and one dimensional. The books of Sarah Dessen have struck a nerve with teen girls all over the country. Here is a guide to four of her most recent titles: What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key.

When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others.

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The Truth About Forever hasratings and 7, reviews. Wendy Darling said: I never, ever would have read Sarah Dessen if it weren't for my GoodRe. Lock and Key(5) Author: Sarah Dessen. And then what? The night would pass, without me there, the house settling into itself in the dark and quiet.

I wondered if the Honeycutts had already been in to clean things up, or if my clothes were still stretched across the kitchen, ghostlike. Sitting there, in this strange place, it was like I could.

Ruby is used to taking care of herself. But now she?s living in a fancy new house with her sister Cora?a sister she hasn?t seen in ten years?and her husband Jamie?creator of one of the most popular online networking sites.

She?s attending private school, wearing new clothes, and for the first time, feels the promise of a future that include college and her family. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. Ruby Cooper likes to expect the worst.

That way, she's never disappointed. Abandoned by.

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