Lock and Key
Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return.
That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he foun...more
Ruby who is trying to find, and come to terms with a new life away from her 'loving' but negligent mother. Only having ever been told one side of the story by a woman embittered by her feelings for Rubys father, Rubys view on life and living has been tainted.
Nate, (Rubys next door neighbour) who's a great guy who seems to have it all but does he? Ruby soon finds out things she doesn't want to know and whils...more
It's been a quite a long time that I found myself sitting up until three in the morning, wanting desperately to finish a story. But that is exactly where I found myself the other night with LOCK AND KEY in my hands. I was so engrossed in Ruby and her story that I had to find out how it ended.
Ruby Cooper has always looked out for Number One. When Ruby was eight, her sister Cora left for university and never looked back. It was always Ruby and her mother, mo...more
Lock and Key is about a seventeen year old girl named Ruby. Ruby's had a tough childhood: from her father and sister abandoning her at a young age (so she thinks) to her mother abandoning her at seventeen she's never really been settled in one place. For the first part of the novel Ruby's in a sort of...more
Seventeen-year old Ruby has been living on her own for the past two months since her mother left. She has no idea where her mother went, and hasn't heard from her since. Ruby has been getting by, just barely but this is about to change when the landlords of the tiny house they've been renting, discover she's alone. They alert the authoriti...more
Rubby, tokoh utama Lock and Key adalah seorang gadis remaja yang mandiri. Ia terbiasa melakukan apapun sendiri karena ibunya yang sering berpindah tempat kerja, mabuk-mabukan bahkan yang paling parah Rubby sering kali harus berhadapan langsung dengan debt col...more
Typical of Sarah Dessen's novels, this book deals with a number of issues, mostly of abandonment and abuse. Yet, again, it is executed in such a brilliant way that it never made me feel too depressed, but more optimistic as the characters pull through these problems, usually thanks to the help of others.
This book centres around Ruby Cooper, whose mother has abandoned her. Her sister (who she has not seen or spoke to for 10 years) and her sister's husband, Jamie (who I found adorable),...more
I must say the characters In this book were extremely well developed and I found myself falling in love with each and every one of them .( It was actually crazy how much I enjoyed the characters) The story was really descriptive and detail, which was a pleasure to read. The plot was beautiful. However sometimes it would get a little too tedious and stretch out parts, which was slightly boring. Even though it was detailed, it shocked me of the lack of conclusion the book s...more
This is my favorite SD book - not because I own it and it was the first one I ever read of hers, but because of the pure, raw truth of Dessen's words in this book.
I still remember it; me, as usual, lazily reading a book at the mall while my parents shopped when a group of teenage girls came into my section of the bookstore. Moving aside, I watched as they excitedly skimmed to SD's books and started raving about how utterly a...more
Lock and Key is the story of a girl that is plain lost. Her father abandoned her as a baby, her sister...more
What I love most about Sarah Dessen’s books, along with the absolutely beautiful writing, are her characters. T...more
1. The plot took awhile to really get going. I was going to overlook this as I really loved the characters and the subjects of abuse and alcoholism, but then things started to head downhill so it's just another reason on the pile. I felt like i...more
I love the quote that Ruby used to say how far her sister was because she misses her, " Usually it was late at night, when I coudln't sleep, and I'd try to picture her in her dorm room forty-odd miles and a world away." -page 62
This book was amazing. Sarah De...more
What I love most about Dessen's characters is that in each story, no matter how different her protagonists are, they're all flawe...more
By: Sarah Dessen
Lock and Key is about a girl, Ruby, who lives with her mother alone in an old, rundown farm house. Ruby’s mother randomly leaves, without warning, and makes Ruby live on her own. She is later found and taken to her older sister, Cora’s, house to start a new life. Ruby has many challenges in her life. Some other characters are Cora’s husband Jamie, and her neighbor Nate. I would compare this book to the other book I read, Dreamland. They both deal with important fami...more
I read the book slower than i usually read books. It took me 10 days to read compared to my averge 6 days, ho...more
I really like this book. I finished this book in one sitting and was completely absorbed with the story. It was very easy to connect with the story and the characters. The book is not just about falling in love; it raises important issues which are perfect for book club discussion or in...more
Now, Cora is living in a big gorgeous house with her entrepreneur husband Jamie—and so is Ruby. Cora and Jamie...more
This is the story of 17-year-old Ruby Cooper. Her mother recently abandoned her, and she's been living in squalor for the past few months. When social services is alerted to her situation, Ruby is removed from the house and taken to her older sister's home. Cora, who is ten years older than Ruby, hasn't seen Ruby since t...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen / Start date: May 1||22||17||May 05, 2013 07:41am|
|The Filipino Group: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (Maria, Cary, Biena, Lynai, Tricia, Joanna, Rio; EAVESDROPPER: Tina) Start date: May 1||5||34||May 02, 2013 07:10am|
|Ending... What you think? ( Spoiler)||13||58||Apr 20, 2013 07:02pm|
|Nate or not?||29||199||Apr 13, 2013 07:02am|
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