4 years ago
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Question of the Day #955
On a recent business trip, I spotted the latest Sarah Dessen book in an airport bookstore. I read the first half eastbound and the second half westbound.
I've read every one of her novels. Her subtle tone and well drawn characters suck me in every time.
In What Happened to Goodbye, Mclean moves from town to town with her father, creating a new identity in each spot. Drama girl in one town, sporty girl in another. But in this latest "home," she inadvertently finds herself being herself. And when another move looms, she cracks open at the possibility of tearing out the tender roots she's planted.
For me, a Dessen novel doesn't always provide the most riveting storylines or surprise endings. It provides comfort. The inner dialogue makes me feel like I'm listening to a good friend. And the subtle sense of community never fails to develop.
So, now that I finished that novel, I need a new pick. Can you help me out? What are you reading this Summer?