This Lullaby

This Lullaby

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Raised by a mother who has had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2004
ISBN: 9780142501559
Branch Call Number: YA DESSEN
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 26, 2019

I real enjoyed this book! I would give it a 4.2 out of 5. I think it is cool how Dexter is in a band and it is funny how he meets Remy. My favourite thing about the novels written by Sarah Dessen is that they tie into one another. For example, in a different book Dexter and the other band members perform the potato song.

Jul 26, 2017

a great Sarah Dessen novel. I liked all the characters, Remy, her friends, her co-workers and Dexter and his friends. It was a great story about learning to risk your heart and love someone. Dessen's writing style is funny and smooth, which makes this book an easy and enjoyable read.

GCPL_Teen Jun 30, 2017

This one may be older, but it is still relevant today to any teens who are on the road to self discovery or have ever been in love.

Dec 30, 2016

This book almost blended a bit into the background for me, in comparison with the other books written by this very author. So here, you have Remy, a girl who thinks she knows all about relationships. But unlike many protagonists, she's flawed, and almost a bit more real. Then she meets Dexter, this completely different guy. And I am guessing that everyone can predict the rest. Apparently for many people the relationship felt real. But throughout the book, I had a lot of difficulty relating to her. I read this a while ago, so this may not be as accurate, but I didn't feel a particular spark and connection. However, it might just be me. 3.5/5 Stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This book is so cute and interesting. I love Sarah Dessen's style of writing!

Jul 10, 2016

This was my first Sarah Dessen book and I did enjoy it. It wasn't fantastic, but perfect for what I wanted and what I was expecting I fell in love with Dexter and it really is a great read.

May 11, 2016


AnnaScarlet Mar 15, 2015

romance book are the same to me, this one was pretty good, but I had read better romance

Jan 27, 2015

Sarah Dessen is my guilty pleasure. Her books are full of a good dose of some teenage melodrama, but I enjoy every one of her books. This one in particular was good, I sort of liked how Dexter changed her without trying and without her really noticing. It didn't seem forced, just like it flowed.

Feb 04, 2014

This Lullaby Is pretty good.

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Jun 10, 2012

"Watching him go. What a weird feeling that was. I decided I didn't like it. Not at all" (Dessen 203).

BookFaerie27 Nov 04, 2011

"I saw her in the produce section late last Saturday. It hadn't been but seven days since she went away. Once she'd loved my filet mignon, my carnivore inklings, but now she was a vegan princess, living off of beans. She'd given up the cheese and bacon, sworn off Burger King, and when I wouldn't do the same she gave me back my ring. I stood there my the romaine lettuce, feeling my heart pine, wishing that this meatless beauty still would be all mine. She turned around to go to checkout, fifteen items or less. And I knew this was the last go-round, so this is what I said.
Don't you ever give me no rotten tomato, 'cause all I ever wanted was your sweet potato. Mashed, whipped, creamed, smothered, chunked, and diced, anyway you fix it baby sure tastes nice."
-The Potato Song

Jul 29, 2010

"You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs."


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Feb 04, 2014

crazycoolbff thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

blue_bird_3138 Aug 16, 2012

blue_bird_3138 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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Feb 04, 2014

Sexual Content: It's mentioned in the book. Nothing serious though, but It also mentions porn pictures. :( eh.


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