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message 1: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Most of her books are unclean but there are a few that aren't. This is a spot to discuss those few!


message 2: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Oo yay! I love Sarah Dessen! My favorite book by her is The Rest of the Story.


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I have her books on my tbr list


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just listen and along for the ride


message 5: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
You should read both! I recommend The Thruth About Forever


message 6: by Bailey (new)

Bailey the BookNerd (bn021206) | 33 comments I’ve read all of her books except for That Summer I think


message 7: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Cool!


message 8: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
PeaceOut☮ (akhi) wrote: "just listen and along for the ride"

Along for the ride is one of her "cleaner" ones! I think you should read it. I have heard just listen isn't clean. But feel free to tell me if it is. I have read like 10 of her books and most of them are not clean. All except the truth about forever.


message 9: by Jia ♥ (new)

 Jia ♥ (bookloverforever101) Oh I've read the rest of the story. I'm pretty sure that one was clean


message 10: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Okay! I think I own that one... I think I can read it, I kind of stopped with the bad romance about a year ago, I just couldn't take it.


message 11: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Yea, I agree. The Rest Of The Story is clean and it is my favorite by Sarah Dessen.


☀︎El In Oz☀︎ (elinoz) I’ve read one Sarah dessen book and I hated it. I’ve tried several of her books but they’re not for me sadly.


☀︎El In Oz☀︎ (elinoz) yah. I want to try her again at some point in the future.


message 14: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
You should!


message 15: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
I agree although her writing is not my favorite either.


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Kristin Katsuye (fristinkristin) | 6 comments Becca da wrote: "Oo yay! I love Sarah Dessen! My favorite book by her is The Rest of the Story."

I've had that book on my shelf since it came out but have yet to pick it up. I meant to since I specifically preorded that one but things in life prevented me from doing so. Hoping to get to enjoy it this summer, which I feel is such a perfect time to read it than any other time of the year.


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Kristin Katsuye (fristinkristin) | 6 comments ♡☆Akhila J ♡☆ wrote: "just listen and along for the ride"

Just listen was my favorite teenage book from her. I never got to Along For the Ride as they didn't have it in my school library and by the time I started using the public library there was so much to pick from!


message 18: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Her books are a little slow in the beginning, but toward the end they are really good


message 19: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Yeah, although what I hate is they are all not clean.


message 20: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
It's not cool you know!


message 21: by Sara (new)

Sara | 100 comments If i remember correctly, What Happened to Goodbye is one of her cleaner books.


message 22: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Yes it is! That was my first book by her


message 23: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (last edited May 24, 2020 07:42PM) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
It was my last... sadly. I read all the ones that had like some interesting things in them, first.


message 24: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Has anyone read Along For The Ride?


message 25: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Yes! It was my first book by her.


message 26: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Was it good? I've read a 1-star review that said the main character had no personality...


message 27: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Hahaha, Yes. It was good. She had personality if I remember I have no clue who would say that. Send me their review and I am going to start a full on debate. (not really... but still.) Here is my review it is not very good. I wrote it a year ago. But it is such a good book.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 28: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Ok, thanks! I would love to read your debate if you make one, lol


message 29: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Probably not, but I don't know how that person gets their fantasies. (I think that is how it is spelled...)


message 30: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)


message 31: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
I kind of agree with some of it. But she makes it sound terrible. I think that it isn't that bad and obviously she didn't spread her Sarah Dessen books apart. If she would have, her thoughts would have been better, hence a more lenient review.


message 32: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
I think I agree with some of what she said but it is kind of obvious she read them very close together. If you spread the books out you can usually be more lenient. Even Kasie West does it but it doesn't affect people because you read them apart. Also all of her reviews and comments and stuff are negative, if you look at that.


message 33: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Yea, I see what you're saying. I don't read books by a certain author right after each other because of that exact reason. Yes, the plot seems the same and the writing style, but the books are still really good.


message 34: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Yes. That is how it goes but if you read them that close together you are going to feel the same way.


message 35: by Sara (new)

Sara | 100 comments Yeah, every author is like that. They may have a style, but it will be different depending on the book in order to fit the mood/tone/theme.

Also, I'm kinda late here, but the reason that Just Listen isn't clean is because it's only hit the spoiler tag if you're comfortable with what I'm going to say in it(view spoiler)


message 36: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Yes. And that is what I like about Sarah Dessen is she does talk about some of that stuff. But it makes it so they aren't clean.


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I felt like along for the ride got off to a boring start


message 38: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Same here. I think that as it got going though it was better.


message 39: by Becca da, Romance Reader Becca! (new)

Becca da Romance Queen (becca_da_romance_queen) | 613 comments Mod
Don't most of Sarah Dessen's books start off to a boring start? Just saying...It took all my might to make it past the first chapter in What Happened To Goodbye. From there it started to get better, though.


message 40: by Ruby Rose, Small Blessings Count :) (new)

Ruby Rose | 1152 comments Mod
Becca da wrote: "Don't most of Sarah Dessen's books start off to a boring start? Just saying...It took all my might to make it past the first chapter in What Happened To Goodbye. From there it started to get better..."

I agree. It really did.


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