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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lock and Key ~Review


"It's a lot easier to be lost than found.
It's the reason we're always
searching and rarely discovered
--so many locks not enough keys."



Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, is a very sweet book that I recommend as a book when you need to feel self-empowered. The book follows a girl named Ruby on her path to self discovery. When I first read this book I was in middle school. It was a little bit mature for my age group but I read it again in high school and fell in love with it all over again.

Back of Book:
She's used to counting on no one and answering to nobody. But all of that changes when her mother vanishes and Ruby is sent to live with her older sister, Cora. Now Ruby's got her own room in a fabulous new house, she's going to private school, and -for the first time- feeling as if she has a future. Plus, there's the adorable and sweet boy next door, Nate. Everything should be perfect. So why is Ruby so wary? And why is Nate keeping her at a distance? Ruby soon comes to realize that sometimes, in order to save yourself, you've got to reach out to someone else.

I have a very good relationship with my mother, and so I usually find it extremely hard to dislike mothers in books and moves, but I didn't particularly like Ruby, Ruby's mom (Yes they have the same name).

Then there is Cora and her husband Jamie. At first, my ideas of Cora were slightly negative, like how could you leave your sister? But then as I continued to read through the book I understood Cora a bit more and I liked her a lot by the end. Jamie, I absolutely loved him from the beginning. He was sweet and endearing and throughout the whole book, he just really wanted to help Ruby. He was one of my favorite characters.

As mentioned in the book description, there is Nate. Nate was very kind to Ruby and I really think that he is what helped Ruby open up more. Their relationship was definitely the reverse of what I usually read. Instead of good girl meets bad boy, it was bad girl meets good boy. I actually enjoyed the switched up relationship. 

All in all, this book is one of my all time favorites, so much so, that my copy has water damage due to falling in the bathtub. Oops. ;) 

More book reviews to come, sorry it has taken me so long. Life happens though, and I think we can all understand that. 

Comment any book suggestions you'd like me to read and review. 

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