Many young women may not only want to read this story but need to read it as a way to discuss an often overlooked aspect of teenage dating life. —The Book. Sarah Dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Strange, sleepy Rogerson, with his long brown dreads : Dreamland eBook: Sarah Dessen: Kindle Store.

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And I kind of love ‘issue’ novels, so this one sounded right up my alley. The story is a good, but sad book. Learn More About Dreamland print. And everyone is lost without her.

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They were our bitches. To ask other readers questions about Dreamlandplease sign up. Karen Klein, Staff Reviewer. The portrayal of their relationship is realistic and utterly horrifying.

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Caitlin is left adrift since she is not used to being her, without her perfect older sister nearby to emulate. I certainly do not wake up screaming in the night, or cover myself in cold sweats dreamlans silently stare out of open windows with my mouth offered up in the open position.

That is until Rogerson hits her the first time. It goes from absolute terror to absolute bliss and then the cycle starts again.

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And that trouble is named Rogerson this is random but Is there another word for heartbreaking? Caitlin begins to forget school which causes her to not attend classes and fail every class possible. Even Caitlin’s best friend who is only defined when she is dating someone I found a bit sad. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Goodreads Author.


Then one day, Cassie goes missing. Rogerson is different from dreamlznd Caitlin has ever known. And in this book, while I could see why Caitlin was attracted to Rogerson in the first place, I couldn’t get why she’d stay with him because he did none of that manipulation.

Much as I love Dessen’s writing, I do not feel this is one of her best novels.

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But because Sarah Dessen was writing about it, I figured I would not be reading it eventually. Would a smart, xessen, independent girl let a loser named Jason Packer treat her badly? The girl was stoned all of the time, constantly at the beck and call of her boyfriend, lost weight, drewmland was doing perpetually worse in class, among other things.

That’s cause she’s told over and over again that love is the answer even when the other person is not right for you. May 23, thepessimisticreader rated it it was ok Shelves: It is painfully honest as she describes the reality of abusive boyfriends. However, we never find out why her boyfriend was abusing her, leaving him to be a one-dimensional ‘bad boy’ and the circumstances around their relationship remained shallow.

Also, I had a really hard time accepting that her family, her neighbors, and Rina all failed to notice her downward spiral.

Yet when she ends up on the other end of his wildly shifting moods and violence, Caitlyn’s both stunned and dessfn to the cycle of his actions against her. What dreamlanx me question my opinion of this novel is that I can at times understand Saarah thinking.


So Dreamland came home with me. Also, I had a really hard time accepting that her family, her neighbors, and Rina all failed to notice her downward spiral.

Rina was a character I really liked because she was the only one who knew Caitlin was acting differently. Her grades are dropping, her squad tries to stage an intervention, and one teacher asks her to “wake up. This started happened more and more everday, but Caitlin kept it a secret; she loved him.

What annoys me is that she blames her parents for not noticing. She didn’t just gloss over it either – she fleshed out all the gritty details, creating a poignant masterpiece that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere.

And why is Caitlin unable dreamlanx confide in her about the abuse?

I think the meaning of this novel was left open to interpretation, and it really bothers me. Apr 09, Jen Ryland added it. Things would have been very different if I had done that. She’s also wondering if she’s going to continue falling. I was going through all the feelings that the character went through and it rdeamland me feel so weird.