*Review* Dreamland – Sarah Dessen

Dreamland Cover Dreamland

Sarah Dessen

250 pages

ISBN: 9780142401750

Read 2-7-13

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

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Wake up, Caitlin

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else–her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

This was my first Sarah Dessen book, and I got to be honest, I think I chose the wrong one to start with.  This story was just not for me, and it wasn’t because of what it was about.  I wasn’t crazy about the characters or the way they handled the situation.

Caitlin is on of my least favorite main characters.  She continuously made horrible decisions and stayed with Rogerson for no real reason.  Caitlin said she loved Rogerson, but I’m not realyl sure why other than love at first sight.  Rogerson was a jerk and I didn’t like him at all, which is what was supposed to happen since he is not a good person, so of course I wasn’t supposed to like him.  Caitlin’s best friend annoyed me the way she flirted with EVERYBODY; she was the high school slut apparently.  Even the mother got on my nerves.  She sounded so dumb and worried over some very trivial things.

The book didn’t keep me enthralled like I hoped and it was slower than I would have liked it to be.  There were even several points were I wanted to stop since I was bored with the book.  Even the reader for the audiobook read slowly and I just wasn’t very into it.  Even though I didn’t enjoy this book very much, I am still going to try another of her stories since I have heard so many good things, I just think I picked the wrong one to start with, though most people have reated this one high.  Maybe I am just one of  the odd ones on this book.  And like I said, it isn’t because of the subject – I gave Split by Swati Avasthi a 5 bookmark rating, but it was done so much better in my opinion.

Dreamland just didn’t get to me emotionally, except to make me super mad and I had no sympathy at all for Caitlin.  I hate that I didn’t love the first Dessen book I read, but I’ll try another!

Disappointing, uninteresting, didn’t like the characters, thought about not finishing.

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3 Comments

Filed under 2 Stars, Audiobook, Fiction, Review, Tough Stuff, Young Adult

3 responses to “*Review* Dreamland – Sarah Dessen

  1. I haven’t read anything by Dessen and I am not sure this is one that I would start with either. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it. 😦

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. This book was my first dressen novel too and I complety agree with your review. One day, I will give her another shot…

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