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Let's Buddy! - Contemporary > Once and For All by Sarah Dessen ->Starting June 6th, 2017

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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.



Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Can't wait to start this!:)


C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Me either!


C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments My copy came! Will be starting tonight, even with my ever growing pile of "currently-reading" books!


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Ahaha. :) I'll join you soon.


C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Fantastic. :D


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments I really want to start now, but school comes first, so probs not until the weekend. Sorry.


C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments No worries!


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Maya White | 734 comments Hey y'all I read a little sampler of this, as I won't be getting it until tomorrow. It seems good so far!! (view spoiler)


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Awesome! Can't wait to start. :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Read the first two chapters. I'm liking it fairly well so far. (view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments I read through chapter 6. (view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Through chapter 11. (view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Through chapter 16. (view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Through chapter 23. (view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Just finished. Not sure what to think of this one, honestly. (view spoiler)


Trisha | 2908 comments I know I'm late to the buddy read, but I'm hoping to still post here and see your spoilers as I go! I plan to finish it tonight :)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Perfect!


Trisha | 2908 comments 11 chapters

Ambrose(view spoiler)

Louna(view spoiler)
Ethan(view spoiler)

Bet(view spoiler)


Trisha | 2908 comments 16 chapters

Ethan(view spoiler)

Louna(view spoiler)


Trisha | 2908 comments and I'm done

I agree, not my favorite Dessen (and I normally love her)

i was lucky enough to see her at a book festival this last summer - and she talked about how she wasn't sure how many more books she would be publishing, just because she was getting older and worried she would be out of touch with what teens were going through..
Fingers crossed she doesn't stop! I love her books, even if they aren't all 5 stars, they are still so fun to slide into and enjoy

I really did like(view spoiler)

I think by far, my biggest frustration(view spoiler)


Trisha | 2908 comments thanks for letting me crash your guys' buddy read! :) I loved reading your spoilers!


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Glad you did, Trisha! I'll check out all your spoilers later on my computer.

I generally really like Dessen's books as well. I think she tried too hard with certain aspects of this. I really hope she continues writing as well. I've read all of her books and would like to read more! This one, though, is probably down with That Summer for my least favorite.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Trisha, I'm so glad to see your thoughts! (view spoiler)

I am very conflicted about this book, to be honest. But I do hope we get more from her in the future!


Trisha | 2908 comments C.P. wrote: "Trisha, I'm so glad to see your thoughts! ..."

YES(view spoiler)


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Trisha wrote: "C.P. wrote: "Trisha, I'm so glad to see your thoughts! ..."

YES[spoilers removed]"


Yeah, that part really pushed it too gar for me.


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments I just finished This Lullaby, so I'll be starting this one next.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Hope you enjoy!


Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4614 comments Thanks. I plan on posting my thoughts on here as I go.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments Good. I'll keep up with them. :)


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Maya White | 734 comments I'm not sure I'm going to read this one. It seems like it's not the best Sarah Dessen book and I've never read any of her books. So I think I would want to start off with one of her better books. If that makes sense.


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C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 8239 comments It does. I've read them all and this is probably among her two lowest (in my opinion). I would suggest starting with Lock and Key, Saint Anything, or The Truth About Forever. :)


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