It couldn't have been more obvious had she come right out and said it. When it works, love is pretty amazing. One day, at the car dealership owned by her mother's next husband, she meets a guy named Dexter. I love how Dexter could see that Remy has gone through things in her life and she's just trying to protect herself. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. She is a character in. Signs point to Remy ending this relationship and not looking back.
She knows all about getting into relationships, the first romantic rush, and ending them before there's any emotional attachment. I can't wait to read other books by her. This book is normally described as a super sweet romance, but it never felt like one to me. Even Dexter takes time to warm up to her. Remy, however, doesn't fit into this box perfectly, which I swiftly welcomed. About this Item: Viking Books for Young Readers. Love can make up for a lot.
I would not recommend this book to my friends, it was entirely lacking the good qualities that I had expected. It reminded me a little bit of my hubby and myself when we first got together actually. It throws off the scales so that things that should weigh heavily don't seem to. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. She was extremely unlikable, and a compelte bitch, and, for the record, admitting you're a bitch doesn't redeem you. There's a reason for all those songs.
For her 18 years of age she was awfully negative and cynical and I found it very hard at times to remain in her head, because it seemed to me she never took any pleasure in anything, even in her short relationship with Dexter. She decides to give it another chance, and when she goes to Stanford in the fall Dexter and his band, with a new record deal, come to visit her. There are some great words to read and lessons to learn! The way she went from guy to guy, dumping them on a schedule, treating them as numbers on a chart and not as human beings. She also has Chloe, Jess, and Lissa, her core group of friends. Lola often raves about his perfect hands and the fact that he is bilingual. She just finished school and is going to collage in the fall, so she isn't looking for a serious relationship.
The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it. My marathon for Sarah Dessen books is going really great and I haven't been in a Reading Slump so I am really happy! Of her rules, staying away from musicians ranks at the top of the list, swiftly followed by ending every relationship she's been in before becoming emotionally attached. I could have killed her. It's not my favorite book ever, but that's okay they all can't be favorites. Her sister Cora was her divorce lawyer.
In a sense, this can be correct. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Later in the book, she and Chris become engaged. Maybe I'm cold, but I felt no sympathy for Remy. The songs he writes, like The Potato Song, are simply ridiculous but somehow, it makes him even more adorable. It doesn't hit Remy that love isn't a controllable emotion; that no matter how hard she tries, she either has to give in and fall at some point or merely make herself unhappy. What exactly did she want from these relationships? But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules.
Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Original post at Note: Just this once, I'm trying a different way of reviewing. She lived in a small town with her family, when they found out her mother had been having an affair, and ever since all Mclean wanted to do was change the things about her life she didn't like, but couldn't do so easily because everyone knows everything in her hometown. His charm and all around adorable-ness made me want to reach into the story and pull him out. Award Nominee 2003 , Missouri Gateway Readers Award Nominee 2005 Main Characters: Remy Starr, Dexter Jones category: young adult, romance, contemporary, womens fiction, chick lit, seduction Formats: epub Android , audible mp3, audiobook and kindle. She is also obsessive about cleanliness and does not allow anyone to eat or smoke in her car. She became involved with a 21-year-old when she was 15 but cut all contact with him shortly after.
Despite her issues I totally loved her sassy, confident self. No, she couldn't possibly say sorry. She claims to have relationships all figured out, in logical, mathematical terms. She is able to develop likeable, and relatable characters. Give me high school any day.
This is where the heart of the story really is, and it's where Sarah Dessen really shows her talent. One of these photos is evidence of Remy's stepfather's affair, and Remy mistakenly believes Dexter shows it to her on purpose to hurt her. Remy is cynical about love, but she's looking forward to heading off to Stanford with no boyfriend attached. Just Listen and Dreamland deal with realistic issues and don't end as clear-cut, happy-go-lucky as a lot of books this generation. Dexter was so sweet and rumpled and lovable and his dog, Monkey, just killed me, but there was such a quick turnaround from first meeting to True Love. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
It was so cute how he was so persistent and determined that he and Remy should be together. He was mighty freckled, which I guess a lot of red-headed guys are, but his eyes were a nice deep green and he had a decent smile. And I understood how she felt because of the fact that it was so easy to relate to her. Buying flatware for a guy? He is the total opposite of every guy she has Definitely not my favorite Sarah Dessen book, but I still enjoyed, especially the second half. There was none of the usual annoying talk about how hot, handsome and perfect the hero is because Dexter appeared in fact real. His dress shirt, upon closer inspection, had a stain on the pocket, however, and looked decidedly thrift store-esque.