As a free reading book choice, I looked to my favorite author for a great read over spring break. I chose to read This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I was expecting a happy and relaxing read just like her previous books that I have read but I found something different in this book. In each of Sarah's books, the main character usually has a conflict but inside are loving, caring and genuinely sweet. The main character in This Lullaby was the complete opposite. Remy is bitter and has an over all bad attitude. In most cases it would be hard to fall in love with a character that holds these traits. But Dessen took Remy and made her completely lovable to readers despite her unlovable traits and for that reason, I completely fell in love with this book and Remy's character.
Remy starts out as a manipulative, edgy senior who doesn't want anything to do with a summer romance. Throughout the summer she meets someone named Dexter. Despite her desire to be alone, Remy and Dexter become what you could call and "item". By the end of the summer Remy's personality and her views on life have completely changed for the better. She isn't the edgy teenager anymore. She is open to love and life and can even now enjoy her mothers new marriage. She has made a huge transformation whether she wants to admit it or not. The development of Remy's character throughout the story was the reason I liked the book so much. Dessen gave the reader a chance to experience the character development of Remy in a different way that I haven't experienced before.
With that said I assume it's clear that this was a really good read. I recommend it to anybody who likes Sarah Dessen's books. If I could critique it, I would make it a little bit shorter because it does seem to drag on at times, but it was still an intriguing read. I hope you all enjoy!