When I was going through old blog posts, I was shocked to find that I had never reviewed a book by Sarah Dessen. I love Sarah Dessen and have read the vast majority of what she's written. If you haven't read anything by her, you should make a point of it! For now, here's a review of her latest novel.
When McLean's parents got divorced, she decided to live with her dad. In the two years since then, they've moved 4 times. Four times, McLean has changed her persona. Every move gives her the chance to try being someone else. This time McLean is suddenly, mostly by accident, McLean.
McLean's dad is in the restaurant business, so a lot of the fun scenes revolve around the characters and the incidents that occur at the restaurant. But there's also this great feeling of small town life. But the most important part is McLean learning to let down her guard and be herself.
Like so many of Dessen's books, this one relies heavily on the richness of the characters. While McLean might be the heroine, there are so many great supporting roles it's hard to decide who I like best.
And as with any good Sarah Dessen story, she weaves a couple of cameos from previous books into the mix. That's always fun to pick out!
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