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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

The Review:

This Lullaby
is one of my all-time favorite contemporary novels of today. Up until now, whenever I recall this book's plot, I can't help but smile, feel giddy and wish that I'm Remy so I can have my own Dexter.

In this novel, we meet Remy Starr, an independent girl who doesn't believe in true love. For Remy, being in love is being impossible, it's like being brainwashed by a religious cult---her words, not mine. It's been her view point when it comes to love, of course, after her mom had a divorce with her fourth husband. Enter Dexter Jones, vocalist of a band, and an employee of her soon-to-be stepdad. His stubborn persistence is what made Remy unable to resist his charms. He is everything Remy dislikes in a guy, from being so cocky and sure of himself, to being awfully disorganized with everything. That is why she's surprised when despite all that, she felt something strong for him. It scared her at first because she's unfamiliar of it and thought that feeling that kind of emotion towards Dexter is way out of the line, thus leaving her questioning everything she's known from the start. What they feel for each other eventually changed her, and her view on Love. That once it's real, it's for life.

I loved everything in this book. From Remy and Dexter, to her friends---Jess, Chloe, and Lisa. The plot is affecting, sweet, tender, and funny at the same time. So I absolutely guarantee that This Lullaby will leave you guys touched, and smiling like an idiot for a while---just like I did. ;)

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel! It's perfectly written. Remy and Dexter's lovestory is to die for.

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books