Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

DreamlandCaitlin has finally gotten out from under her older sister’s shadow. So why does she still feel so alone? Ever since her older sib ran off with her b-friend instead of fulfilling their parents’ dream of college, Caitlin has felt at loose ends with her family. And she still can’t get her mom’s attention, even after she wins a coveted spot on the cheerleading squad. Mom and Pop just can’t stop obsessing over lost sis, and Caitlin’s sick of it. So she hooks up with local hottie and resident bad boy Rogerson. Rogerson introduces Caitlin to a whole new world of drugs, sex and rock-n-roll. Everything is great…until he starts hitting her. How will Caitlin escape from this smoke and sex laden dreamland of abuse? Lesson #1, first-timers: love and fists don’t go together. If your first time love is turning hateful, get out and don’t look back. Hands are meant for holding, not hitting. Just ask Caitlin.

11 thoughts on “Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

  1. This book is one of the best book I have ever read. I would recommend this book to any teenager. I don’t think that I would not recommend this book to any kid younger than 13 because of the references it make to sex/rape.

  2. this book was amazing. i didnt even know what it was about until i read it. so big shocker. Yeah its also pretty freaky and absolutely realistic. You can see yourself in her shoes. After reading this, I read all of Sarah Dessen’s books. They are all amazing. Highly recommended for a quick read that will change the way you think about certain things

  3. I’ve read all off Sarah dessens books and think they are all amazing but when I think of my favorite this is the first one that comes up. I got so caught up with the book I still kind of liked rogerson even after everything but still realized the awfulness of it.I recomsnd this book to everyone , just make sure your ready for the sad romantic and harshness

  4. I thought this was a beautifully written book, one of Sarah Dessen’s best, but it was still hard to read Caitlin go through what she did. It’s one of those times you want to yell at your books but you’re in the middle of math class so that would be kind of weird. Any-who, amazing book, but not recommended for the romantics.

  5. so excited about this book, i just checked it out because i’ve read other books by sarah dessen. this one though by the description and reviews sounds good. im so hyped for it, just cant wait to get all my homework out the way to start it! 🙂

  6. i loved this book. i would recommend this book to any teen girl out there. i read Caitlin’s story and got the meaning of the whole book. i thought it was amazing.

  7. Truth and deception. This book was the first Sarah Dessen book I read and let me tell you. Man, was I hooked to her books. Sarah Dessen speaks the truth of a harmful, but true realationship. It can happen!

  8. I love this book. It’s a very different style from Ms. Dessen’s usual writings. It’s very realistic and – for lack of a better phrase – it hurts. This book is about sex, (SPOILER ALERT!) drugs, running away, and abusive boyfriends. Sounds intense, right? But Dessen puts a bittersweet ending in that make the whole plot seem to tie together and leaves you satisfied. A Must Read for lovers of Go Ask Alice.

  9. I really enjoyed the realism of this book, and was sad when I finished because I didn’t think I’d find something else this good anytime soon. Then my librarian gave me an advance copy of a book called SAVED BY THE MUSIC by Selene Castrovilla. Wow, I couldn’t believe how good it was! It you liked this book, you will also like SAVED BY THE MUSIC. It talks about sex in a very unique way. I can’t stop thinking about this book!

  10. Sarah Dessen has written another great novel here. When i finished this book i cried and then read it all over again. This book is written beautifully and is very heartbreaking. i reccomend this book for anyone over the age of 13…

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