Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Dessen’

If you like Sarah Dessen….

August 22, 2013


Did you just finish Sarah Dessen’s new novel The Moon and More, and now you don’t know what to read next?  Here are some suggestions:

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – “Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.”

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley – “Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.”

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti – “After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket’s mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother’s reluctance to marry.”

The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour – “Colby’s post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.”


How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr – “Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.”

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski – “Sixteen-year-old April, a high school junior, and her friend Vi, a senior, get a crash course in reality as the list of things they should not do becomes a list of things they did while living parent-free in Westport, Connecticut, for the semester.”

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – “A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.”

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares – “During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.”

*all book descriptions are from the publishers


Book Trailer: The Moon and More

June 14, 2013


Looking for a good summer read?  Sarah Dessen’s new book The Moon and More just came out, and judging by the book trailer it looks like a good book to read poolside (or however you enjoy the beautiful summer weather!)


YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Sarah Dessen

May 25, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is Sarah Dessen!

Sarah DessenAuthor: Sarah Dessen
Books: Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, This Lullaby, Dreamland, Keeping the Moon, Someone Like You, That Summer and the movie How to Deal starring Mandy Moore

YAYS! SARAH’S NEXT BOOK HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! It is titled Cut and Run and is scheduled to be released next May.

Are you freaked out and upset about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Sarah linked to a possible solution on her blog from a super cool organization called Matter of Trust. Essentially they create big sponges out of hair! See this vid for a demonstration about how it works:

Click HERE to see how you can help.

Have you met Sarah Dessen? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!