Lock and Key
By: Sarah Dessen
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Lock and Key is a touching story of moving on but hanging on, accepting love and giving love, told in the quick-paced, flowing style that is a hallmark of Sarah Dessen."
-South Florida Sun Sentinel
"Love, life, and all of the above is what you'll find in this new read. Sarah Dessen does it again with this amazing novel that will have you up for hours. Two thumbs up!"
About the Author
Sarah Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 6, 1970. Her parents are both professors at the University of North Carolina. She has one brother who is a musician.When Sarah was around 8 or 9 years old, she received a typewriter as a gift and began to write her own stories. As a teenager, Dessen was very shy and quiet. But, she had quite an interesting history. Sarah isn't the child who normally follows rules and doesn't do anything bad. Her first job was at a children's shoe store when she was in high school. She dropped out of Greensboro College and later graduated at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Sarah has written about 12 books, including her recently published "Saint Anything".
Ruby would go through school and work hard after school with her mom as a daily routine. She always believed once she turned 18, she could be free. So Ruby didn't give up, no matter what, to reach that goal. The song Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson, shows that. "I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky". Even after she moved to her sister's house, she never forgot where she came from and who helped her become who she is. The song also states that sometimes in life, you have to risk what you have, and that life is constantly changing.