Hey, fellow readers!
So today I was at the movies and I saw iTeenKC and I thought “Oh crap, I haven’t blogged in awhile!”
So, I’m blogging! Yay!
Today I had to clean out my bookshelves. Clean out as in get rid of books! It was very traumatic. But when deciding what books to keep, I also came across my blog topic.
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen is the story of Ruby Cooper, a girl with an alcoholic mother. When Ruby’s mother abandons her, Ruby decides to live on her own. And succeeds!… For a few days. Then, the landlords find out that Ruby, only 17, is living alone and Ruby is sent to live with her big sister Cora, who Ruby hasn’t seen in years.
There’s a lot of long standing tension between Ruby and Cora, especially because of all the changes going through Cora’s life. She’s now married, lives in a HUGE house, and has money to spare.
This story, as cliche as it sounds, comes alive through Ruby’s sarcasm and skepticism. Being a pretty cynical person myself, I found it very easy to relate to Ruby. But if that’s not really your type, check out Sarah Dessen’s other books. I’ve read almost all of them, and I have never been disappointed.
I definitely want to hear your thoughts. You can either e-mail me at SMW.Grace.R@gmail.com or check out my blog at www.SMWGraceR2013.blogspot.com. Or both!