I received this book for free from Penguin Random House LLC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Published by Viking's Children's Books on April 22nd 2008
Source: Penguin Random House LLC
Ruby, where is your mother?
Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.
That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future; it's a dream come true. So why is Ruby such a reluctant Cinderella, wary and defensive? And why is Nate, the genial boy next door with some secrets of his own, unable to accept the help that Ruby is just learning to give?
Best-selling author Sarah Dessen explores the heart of a gutsy, complex girl dealing with unforeseen circumstances and learning to trust again.
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen brought so many feels. There are so many changes in life that you have no control over and Sarah Dessen really explored this. Ruby is turning 18 in a few months, but before she can get there her mother abandons her. Ruby ends up living with her estranged sister.
I really enjoyed this story because I am currently going through my own changes in life that are out for my control. Ruby’s story touched my soul. I totally understand wanting a safe place and wanting to keep something normal. Ruby grew a lot in this book and I enjoyed her character growth.
Dessen did a wonderful job with this story. She brought perspective and empathy. I really enjoyed Lock and Key. #ReadADessen this month. You won’t regret it.