About The Book:
Written by Sarah Dessen Published Year 2002
Remy always knows the perfect time to give a boyfriend "The Speech" telling him it's over-after the initial romantic whirl, but before the reality of an actual relationship hits. Her friends tease that her boyfriend tally is nearing the triple digit mark, but she's a girl who knows just how to avoid any messy emotional entanglement. After all, she's had the example of her five-times-married mother to show her what not to do.
So what, then, is it about Dexter that makes it so hard for her to follow her own rules? He's everything she hates: messy, disorganized, much too vulnerable, impulsive, and worst of all, a musician like her father: the father Remy never knew, the father who wrote a famous song for her, the father who disappeared from her life.
There's something about Sarah Dessen's books that keep me coming back for more. This one I finished while standing in a bus on my way to work, now that counts for something. Remy is kind of hard to like as a character, she seems mean and selfish sometimes but I love the idea that somehow love can change everything and that you can overlook a persons negative side because of it. I think Dexter is adorable and don't you just wish the song -- This Lullaby, does exist?