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Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (book)

Posted on the 18 January 2012 by Refreshing Reviews @refreshingr
I first read this book a few years ago, stumbling upon it byaccident in the library. It took all my power to return the book, wanting tokeep it to read again. The story stuck with me, and I found myself watching itlike a film in my head. I recently decided to buy the book, wanting to see ifit was as great as I remember, or just enhanced by my then childish mind. Let’s just say, no one saw me for a daywhilst I revisited an amazing story.
The book isabout a young girl, Ruby, who was ditched by her mom and left fending forherself. When Ruby is forced to live with her long lost sister, she is angry.Her sister left her with their abusive mum, to start a new life. But when thestory really unravels, you feel a deep connection to the characters.
Ruby issomeone that you can relate to, either through the whole family situation, herattitude, her view on life, her naive independence, or even her struggles atschool. There are several stories being told, all merging together perfectly.Ruby’s life isn’t the only one we get to enter, and these people will stickwith you for a long time. They are brought to life through Sarah Dessen’swriting, and I would recommend this book to anyone! (Probably more of a girlbook though!)
One last note, this book isn't as innocent as you might expect. There are drugs, alcohol and abuse. It  makes the story more realistic, compared to other novels, and gives the story more depth.
Oh, and be prepared to cry (or be moved a little at least!) during one chapter.

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