Lock and key

"Lock and Key" reviewed by Dana on August 3, 2010

Name: 
Dana
Grade: 
8
Title: 
Lock and Key
Author: 
Sarah Dessen
Genre: 
general
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Ruby is used to counting on herself and making up the rules. But when her mom leaves, for good, she is sent to live with her older sister Cora. With her sister Ruby's got it all: nice room, fabulous house, private school, cute guy next door. Nice right? well not at first...She hasn't seen her sister in years and doesn't know anything about her anymore. Throughout this book Ruby learns to trust people and help them. She soon realizes that if she wants to save herself she has to reach out to others first.
Similar authors or titles?: 
Just listen, Dreamland, That Summer...
Would you recommend this book?: 
yes
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0
ISBN: 
9780142414729

"Lock and Key" reviewed by Jennifer on July 14, 2009

Name: 
Jennifer
Grade: 
11
Title: 
Lock and Key
Author: 
Sarah Dessen
Genre: 
romance
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I am not typically interested in teen novels of the romance variety. However, while searching the internet for popular teen novels I noticed that Sarah Dessen and her many novels seemed to be "topping the charts". So I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I actually quite liked Lock and Key. You will notice that I did not label it as a romance. I didn't really feel that it was. While the main character does meet a boy and engage in romantic relations with him, I did not feel as if it was the focus of the book. It's really a story about Ruby, a girl whose unreliable mother abandons her. She is then forced to go live with her older sister whom she has not seen or heard from in several years. The true focus of the story seems to be Ruby learning to trust and rely upon other people. The characters where slightly boring at times but likable at others. All in all, it was a pretty good book.
Would you recommend this book?: 
Yes, to some people, I would.
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0
ISBN: 
9780142414729
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