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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
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
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
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
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
The book revolves around Ruby, a seventeen-year-old girl who had been living with her mother, until she is abandoned when her mom walks right out the door. She planned to live on her own and move out when she turned eighteen, but is found out and as a result must live with her long-lost sister, Cora. Cora has establish...more
As the book progresses she hates living with somebody because she wants her freedom but learns to love it...more
This is not by any means Sarah's best - the characters did not seem fully developed and the problems experienced by the sisters seem much too easily resolved or ignored - but it was still enjoyable.
For someone who is such a college basketball fan, she did not depict a (would be) swimming scholarship athlete at all realistically. Also, Cora had much too much time to co...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
Sarah Dessen has crafted yet another compelling tale about a young woman'...more
Am I allowed to say that I thought this was the most boring Sarah Dessen Book ever? WAIT! Before you jump at my throat and start cursing my way – it has happened O.O – am I also allowed to say that this book is also one of my favorites? Now allow me to explain – just bear with me for a sec.
After reading six of all the Sarah Dessen novels I think I can divide her main characters in two: shy and introvert and others rougher around the edges. Ruby – main char...more
Her sister has a new life. With a career and a husband and a brand new house. A life where a pond is being constructed in the lawn, where people write “thank you lists” for Thanksgiving, and where the greatest concern is the fact th...more
From the book’s description, I thought it would have a somewhat different plot, but I wasn’t extremely disappointed, even though it was the description of an abandoned girl that made me particularly interested in the book.
I really liked the main character’s voice. I love how the story and characters evolved. The author...more
Did I love it? No. Did I like it? Some parts of it. I'm going to try and organize my thoughts a bit bellow.
We have Ruby as a storyteller, we see everything from her point of view. She is a teenager, maybe we can call her "troubled". She has some family issues going on and she comes to live with her older sister, whom she hasn't seen for 10 years. She goes to new school, doesn't want to make friends etc. The same old story, w...more
Now, Cora is living in a big gorgeous house with her entrepreneur husband Jamie—and so is Ruby. Cora and Jamie...more
What they do all seem to have in common, though, is that moment...more
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