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About the Author
Sarah Dessen is the author of twelve previous novels, which include the New York Times bestsellers Saint Anything, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal.Dessen's books are frequently chosen for the Teens' Top Ten list and the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. They have been translated into twenty-five languages. Sarah Dessen is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the Young Adult division of the American Library Association, recognizing her significant contribution to young adult literature. Sarah Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in creative writing. She lives in North Carolina with her family. Visit Sarah at sarahdessen.com.
"Dessen's expertise at creating a character faced with change is once again on display in this book that reminds readers that love is measured 'not in minutes but in moments.'" --VOYA "Romance, humor, kindhearted characters, and a touch of painful reality make this another sure bet for Dessen fans." --Kirkus Review "There is no question that this title will be popular with Dessen fans and romance lovers." --School Library Journal "Dessen delivers a contemplative and satisfyingpleasure-read that speaks to the power of opening oneself up to love, perfector otherwise." --The Horn Book
Praise for Sarah Dessen's writing: "Is there anyone who can write about what matters most to teens as well as Dessen can? I sincerely doubt it." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling novelist of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper "Sarah Dessen is something of a rock star in young adult fiction. Her bestselling coming-of-age novels are warmly written explorations of teens in transition that are, by turns, questioning, humorous and hopeful." --Los Angeles Times ★ "Dessen is as skilled as ever at turning out steady, satisfying stories about teens that are easy to fall for." --Publishers Weekly, starred review for The Moon and More "Readers can count of Dessen; she's a pro at creating characters caught at a nexus of change, who have broken relationships and who need to make decisions . . . Readers will enjoy every minute they spend with her." --Kirkus Reviews on What Happened to Goodbye "Realistic teen dialogue, authentic girl friendships, and a complex underlying question: Can people really change?" --Kirkus Reviews on Along for the Ride "Good story, real characters, happy ending . . . another must-read." --VOYA on Lock and Key "The romance which forms the core of the story is everything a romance should be." --Horn Book on Just Listen