Lock and Key

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 2, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 448 pages
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Ruby Cooper likes to expect the worst. That way, she's never disappointed.

Abandoned by her mother and forced to leave the house she calls home, Ruby is facing too many changes. Her lonely world has been transformed into a life of luxury by her long lost sister, but all Ruby wants to do is leave - she can make it on her own. Even Nate, the gorgeous boy-next-door can't seem to change her mind. Will Ruby realize first impressions don't always count? And that sometimes, people can surprise you, so it's ok to let the closest ones in . . .

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User Review  - susan259 - LibraryThing

Dessen is a master at writing about high school. Her descriptions of how teens act and talk and interact is pitch perfect. This reminded me a little of A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary Pearson, although with more hope... Read full review

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User Review  - FaithLibrarian - LibraryThing

Ahhh--a high school angst book without the bullies and nasty "let's stuff them in a locker" routine or "who is sleeping with who". Considering it is a preppy high school I find that hard to believe ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Dessen is one of America's most successful writers of teenage fiction. Her books have won various awards, many of them spending several weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Sarah lives in the countryside in North Carolina with her husband, some lizards and two very spoilt dogs. Sarah's following in the UK is growing all the time and this latest novel follows the acclaimed Just Listen and The Truth About Forever.

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