Lock and Key (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 22, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 432 pages
97 Reviews
A New York Times bestseller

Unlock your heart and the rest will follow.

Ruby is used to taking care of herself.

But now that she’s living with her sister, she’s got her own room, she’s going to a good school, and her future looks bright.

Plus there’s the adorable boy next door.

Can Ruby learn to open her heart and let him in?

“All the Dessen trademarks here” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever
What Happened to Goodbye


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Good writing as always. - LibraryThing
I did enjoy reading it because of the plot. - LibraryThing
Not to mention an ending that doesn't get me worked up. - LibraryThing
In this book the plot is very predictable. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - bookish92 - LibraryThing

This book was so easy to get into, I found myself really wanting to know what happened next, and getting attached to the characters. I especially liked how throughout you see Ruby growing, and learning to define 'family' in a different way. Overall I really enjoyed the book. Read full review

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User Review  - diananagy - LibraryThing

Loved this book! Starting reading it and just couldn't stop! Read full review

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Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nine

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About the author (2008)

Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.