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Dreamland Wake Up, CaitlinEver 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He S Compelling He S Dangerous Being With Him Makes Caitlin Forget About Everything Else Her Missing Sister, Her Withdrawn Mother, Her Lackluster Life But What Happens When Being With Rogerson Becomes A Larger Problem Than Being Without Him

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  1. says:

    Is there another word for heartbreaking One that really can sum up feeling totally drained, broken, but at the same time hopeful If the word does exist, that s this book in a nutshell While reading this I literally cringed and would slap the book shut, but a couple seconds later I would open it again to see what happens to a girl named Caitlin She never feels like she measures up to her sister Cass, and in turn that leads her to trouble And that trouble is named Rogerson this is random but I HATED the way he dressed He s different and wild, and she feels like she can gain that from him Things seem to be ok at first, but you see hints of things that just don t seem right I don t want to give away what happens because it isn t mentioned in the cover blurb I literally wanted to shake Caitlin sometimes She herself knows that she is on a destructive path, but feels like she can t do anything to get out of it Though that isn t true, you always have a choice This book is so raw I understood why Caitlin thought they way she did, even if it was wrong It really opened my eyes to the situation she was in Be warned that there is a lot of drug use Rogerson is a dealer, so it was inevitable Dessen does a good job of showing the negative effects of d...


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    There is something to be said for authors that refuse to write the Hollywood ending They believe in their stories enough to write characters that need than a big screen smooch to resolve their conflicts Instead, these authors take the chance of writing an extended resolution, arguing, I imagine, that it takes time to resolve the problems people have I would argue that novels that have a strong sense of resolution, something than the sum of its tied up loose ends, make a enduring impact on us than their counterparts.The resolution of Dreamland takes up 32 pages of a 250 page novel, which I suspect some readers will find a little long.But it s good.Caitlin O Karen s older sister, Cass, runs away from to be with her boyfriend, even though she has been accepted to Yale and has parents that can afford to send her there Caitlin, just turned sixteen, has always been the younger sister Now, she has to find herself in the absence of Cass However, no matter how hard she tries, she finds that the people around her act as though she is the new Cass.It is only when Caitlin is wi...


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    Wake up, Caitlin, Mr Lensing had said But what he didn t understand was that this dreamland was preferable, walking through this life half sleeping, everything at arm s length or farther away I understood those mermaids I didn t care if they sang to me All I wanted was to block out all the human voices as they called my name again and again, pulling me upward into light, to drown Dreamland was my first Sarah Dessen book, and for some reason I d always thought she wrote light hearted, fun, romantic contemporaries meant for a warm, breezy summer day But I was wrong how utterly wrong I was Dreamland broke my heart completely and left me gasping, unable to form coherent thoughts when I first finished it When I turned the last page, I sat on my bed for a moment, dazed.This gritty, emotional tale follows Caitlin, an eternally second best, straight B girl living in the shadow of her absolutely perfect older sister, Cass But when Cass runs away, their whole family is distraught Caitlin now has to try and fill the gaping hole Cass left behind, but it s almost impossible when she faces her withdrawn, upset mother and her lackluster father Caitlin is sidelined or never given much thought to in the face of their great loss Then she meets Rogerson He s charming, funny, mysterious and magnetic, and he gives off a dangerous aura It isn t long be...


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    Dreamland is about a girl named Caitlin The books starts with her older sister, Cassandra, running away which leaves Caitlin s family situation in chaos, and also leaves Caitlin to fill her perfect sister s place She joins the cheerleading squad and starts to date a jock the whole prep girl routine But that abruptly ends when she meets a bad boy named Rogerson.This book was amazingly written just like Sarah Dessen s other book that I ve read This Lullaby.But it s so different Dreamland is an intense, quick read It s one of those books that you just have to read Of course, I don t think this is one of those books that you necessarily have to re read Definitely not.It s a horrific story one of those that you can olny read through splayed hands and eyes half squinted But it s written so convingly.I ve decided that I want to read all of Sarah Dessen s books.Oh, and just a warning medium language and some really intense scenes Sometimes I just don t...


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    Pre read Yeah, I m re reading this book for this year because apparently I m on a Sarah Dessen kick from my library I m really looking forward to it.Post read Dude, I m still shaking even after I ve turned the final page Much of Dreamland hit spot on with respect to the feelings of isolation that Caitlyn felt with things going on with her family and friend circles, and the abuse she suffered just catapulted that strife into the stratosphere I really appreciated the chance to re read this More reflections to follow in the full review.Full review Dreamland was my first read by Sarah Dessen quite a number of years ago, and I recently took the opportunity to re read it I remembered this being an emotional read, and I ll admit picking it up again provided me with much the same experience as I did the first time I read it, with a few caveats Caitlyn s a young woman with quite a number of struggles on her plate Having a sister Cass who abandoned the family and aspirations towards Yale to join a boyfriend on a talk show mimicking Jerry Springer, Caitlyn s struggles are mostly unseen by her parents, who hope for her Cass s return Caitlyn also struggles in her social circles at school, joining the cheerleading team which she s reluctant to do, but finds herself in the mix of things anyway and becoming a fixation of her mother s in the absence of Cass It s in this time, between the grief of Cass s departure and parents distancin...


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    TW physical and emotional abuse Definitely feel like my heart was ripped out of my chest Definitely was not prepared I knew it was going to be darker, but WOWZA Very well written and so heartbreaking I don t know how else to review it or to add on to that Just Brace yourself, and don t be afraid to give yourself...


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    See you in dreamland Your might find it really hard to believe that I just rated a Sarah Dessen book 2 out of 5 stars But I didn t really enjoy this book, it was something that I wasn t expecting I thought this was a book that was fluffy and filled with happiness BUT It isn t fluffy and it isn t filled with happiness It made me feel uncomfortable and it made me feel so depressed I mean, it was a good book, but this book wasn t meant for me It dealt with violence and abuse and I had a difficult time reading it I ll explain why in this review and if you aren t comfortable with violence or abuse, I recommend that you do not read this book If there s one thing I ve learned in the last few months, it s that sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump Caitlin s sister Cass ran away from home Ever since Cass left, Caitlin s felt lost and at the same time, she feels free She is so confused and doesn t know what to do with herself Cass was perfect and had the best future ahead of her, but she chose to run away When Cass used to live with Caitlin, she felt like she had to follow everything that her sister had done But now, Caitlin can make her own choices and follow her own path instead of being her sister s shadow And that s when she meets Rogerson, the guy who changed her life I had this wild thought that he was the only one in all this chaos who was just like me, ...


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    I d been wanting to read something by Sarah Dessen for awhile She s one of those prominent YA authors, and I ve heard good things about her booksalthough not so much as to tell me what they were about So while I was at the library the other day, I picked up one of her titles at random and read the back description of the hot guy I decided, sure, why not So Dreamland came home with me.It starts out with a gripper on Caitlin s 16th birthday, her sister Cassandra, 2 years older, runs away to be with her boyfriend who is a bouncer security guy on some crazy talk show akin to Jerry Springer Jenny Jones This is totally out of character for Cass, who has always been the model student, person, daughter And everyone is lost without her Caitlin is sort of drifting the whole time into one thing or another She ends up being a cheerleader and describes the experience as something that just happened to her In fact, many of her decisions are made on the basis of whether it would be different from...


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    Like Caitlin, my emotions are all out of whack If I m not careful, I may even resort to sucking my thumb, screaming at random times and intervals, rolling around on the grass, flopping on my bed, or sticking my feet up in the air and playing dead It s really hard to say what I might do, and if I tried to pin it down, my response would be filled with conjecture, and I prefer to deal in facts.The fact is I hated this novel Hated it with a passion, because it discussed abuse, and I prefer to look at the world through rose colored glasses and deal in unicorns and rainbows and Popsicle sticks and ice cream sandwiches But this is one world that is filled with a vast emptiness that extends for miles and miles.When I go to sleep, I dream of Junior Mints and Butterfingers and Milk Duds I certainly do not wake up screaming in the night, or cover myself in cold sweats and silently stare out of open windows with my mouth offered up in the open position I certainly don t have a negative view of the world.So, yeah, it was hard for me to understand someone that might Not just hard, it was nearly impossible, as I struggled with it throughout the course of this novel DREAMLAND was a virtual world for me, and it was filled with potholes and minefields and.44 Magnums pointed in my direction The gun didn t go off thankfully, but it was darn close, and it was pretty damn big.Rogerson pinpointed everythin...


  10. says:

    This review and can also be found on my blog The Humble Watermelon What makes Sarah Dessen s books so special is the fact that you feel like you can actually relate to the characters Also, the plots are almost always the same, complete with a girl, a boy, and some romance, and the main character always has some kind of emotionally damaging problem they have to deal with, but it never seems repetitive Dreamland was haunting It was disturbing Not words you usually associate with Dessen, the queen of summer romance and chick flicks But words that Dessen definitely pulled off I had to take a few breaks from Dreamland, first because I finally got ahold of Insurgent, and then because somebody lend me The Maze Runner Yet every time I came back to read this book, I didn t feel very distant from it or confused, because the plot just sucked me right in, like the last time I read the book was not a week ago, but a day ago.The thing about Sarah Dessen is that she gives you a lot of time to know the characters , and then after a couple of hundred pages or so she actually gets into the plot Normally, this kind of format would greatly annoy me, but with Dessen s books, I think it actually works really great By knowing the characters with details and revealing many different sides of them, everything in the story just seems to be vivid, rich Caitlyn is the kind o...

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