Remy is a cynic when it comes to love. Let down by her absent musician dad and witness to her mother's four failed marriages, she doesn't intend ever to let anyone that close. So when Dexter comes crashing into her life, why is it suddenly so hard for Remy to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganised, impulsive, and ...Read MoreRemy is a cynic when it comes to love. Let down by her absent musician dad and witness to her mother's four failed marriages, she doesn't intend ever to let anyone that close. So when Dexter comes crashing into her life, why is it suddenly so hard for Remy to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganised, impulsive, and worst of all, a musician like her absent father!Read Less
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Sarah Dessen tells of a cold hearted young girl named Remy who is scarred for life by her mothers never ending wedding-then-divorce life pattern. Her father, a musician, who died when she was two, left her mother before Remy was even born. He wrote her a song to make up for leaving, but now Remy chooses not to believe in love. She soon realizes that her close, unbreakable circle of loved ones and her statistical ways of looking at relationships don't always apply when she meets a boy in a band named Dexter. I liked this book a lot, and I honestly couldn't put it down. Watching (technically reading) Remy endure one bad situation after the next is what makes this book interesting, what will keep you reading. If you're 16 and love to read love stories, then pick up this book. Not to mention, Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors, and has never let me down!
Apr 10, 2008
I absolutely love this book. It teaches you alot about love, and how it will always find you. If you want one of those the-ending-makes-you-feel-good books, read this!
Publishers Weekly, 2002-05-20 This modern-day romance narrated by a cynical heroine offers a balance of wickedly funny moments and universal teen traumas. High school graduate Remy has some biting commentary about love, including her romance-writer mother's betrothal to a car dealer ("He put one hand on my shoulder, Dad-style, and I tried not to remember all the stepfathers before him that had done the same thing.... They all thought they were permanent, too") and her brother's infatuation with self-improvement guru Jennifer Anne. But when rocker Dexter "crashes" into her life, her resolve to remain unattached starts to crack. Readers will need to hold on to their hats as they accompany Remy on her whirlwind ride, avoiding, circling and finally surrendering to Cupid's arrows. Almost as memorable as her summer romance with a heartwarmingly flawed suitor is the cast of idiosyncratic characters who watch from the sidelines. There's the trio of Remy's faithful girlfriends, all addicted to "Xtra Large Zip" Diet Cokes practical-minded Jess, weepy Lissa, and Chloe, who shares Remy's dark sense of humor as well as Dexter's entourage of fellow band members, as incompetent at managing money as they are at keeping their rental house clean. Those expecting a Cinderella finale for Remy will find a twist consistent with the plot's development. Contrary to any such implication in the title, this one will keep teens up reading. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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