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Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

Dreamland Sarah Dessen book review

Title: Dreamland
Author: Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

Love can be a very dangerous thing.
After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.
Then she met Rogerson.
When she’s with him, nothing seems real.
But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

My Review (may contain spoilers!):

Another beautifully written novel by Sarah Dessen.

I have to admit when I read the summary of the book I didn’t know what to expect. So when domestic violence and relationship abuse became a theme of the story, I was a bit surprised.

That’s a tough topic to discuss, but Sarah Dessen made it work. The story is nicely written and you really sympathize with the characters, even Rogerson who is the violent one.

The significance of the title was tied in nicely to the story as well. It was a subtle theme and it took me a while to figure it out, but as usual Sarah Dessen leaves no stone unturned.

The ending was happy, though it was bittersweet at the same time. It was satisfying, which is all you can ask for with any book.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last few months, it’s that sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump.” –Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

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You can also check out my review of Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.



Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

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