Author: Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult
Date Published: March 8th 2004
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?
This Lullaby is one of my favorites of Sarah Dessen, mainly because of the male protagonist, Dexter (isn’t that a awesome name, and it fit the character so well). The story is told through Remy, and though I liked her character, she was very annoying sometimes with her overly cautious ways. She is definitely jaded. She has good reason to not believe in love, her mom is currently going on her 5th marriage, and she really never knew her dad other than he wrote a popular song titled “This Lullaby” about her. Somethings just irked me quite a bit like she was so cynical, and negative, but looking back at the story it made for a better one. She was able to learn from her wrong decisions, and grow.
The progression of Remy coming into her own doesn’t happen with a snap of the fingers, Ms. Dessen slowly inches main character to some realizations, and I’m appreciative that she takes the reader through Remy’s journey. I also loved that Remy had her core friends, and they had realistic thoughts, and problems.
Now for the best part of This Lullaby…ahh Dexter. What is it exactly about Dexter that is so charming, I don’t know, maybe it’s his persistence, his freedom, his easiness. You have to read it for yourself, but I guaranteed you will love him.
This Lullaby is up there with some of my favorites, more and more I think of Dexter it inches closer and closer to the top. A great YA..I seriously had this in my TBR shelves for a couple of years now, can't believe I didn't pick it up sooner.
Challenges: Blogger Recommendation, YA