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Dessen, Sarah

Overview
Works: 108 works in 949 publications in 18 languages and 57,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.D455, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Dessen
Lock and key : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 5,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others
Along for the ride : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating
Just listen : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

59 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"--At least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store. This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but- exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends
The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen( Book )

71 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief
Dreamland : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous
What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen( Book )

47 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de echtscheiding van haar ouders, gaat Mclean met haar vader mee. Ze verhuizen vaak en telkens neemt Mclean een andere identiteit aan. Daar lijkt verandering in te komen als ze Dave ontmoet. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
Someone like you by Sarah Dessen( Book )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halley's junior year of high school includes the death of her best friend Scarlett's boyfriend, the discovery that Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley's own first serious relationship
This lullaby : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician
Keeping the moon by Sarah Dessen( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self
That summer by Sarah Dessen( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of her divorced father's remarriage and her sister's wedding, fifteen-year-old Haven comes into her own by letting go of the myths of the past
The moon and more by Sarah Dessen( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie. Emaline has grown up happily in the quiet beach town of Colby, N.C. (a setting that will be familiar to Dessen's many fans), where she lives with her mother, stepfather, and stepsisters. She's been dating a handsome local boy, Luke, for four years; they both work for her grandmother's property rental company and plan to attend East U in the fall. Then Emaline's quasi-estranged birth father and her 10-year-old half-brother, Benji, show up, as does another out-of-towner an ambitious and romantic filmmaker's intern named Theo upending Emaline's life and aspirations
Saint Anything : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time
Once and for all : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love
Along for the ride by Sarah Dessen( Recording )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Auden impulsively goes to stay with her father, stepmother, and new baby sister the summer before she starts college, all the trauma of her parents' divorce is revived, even as she is making new friends and having new experiences such as learning to ride a bike and dating
Just listen by Sarah Dessen( Recording )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous
Lock and key by Sarah Dessen( Recording )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, what makes a family, how to allow people to help her when she needs it, and that she too has something to offer others
Keeping the moon by Sarah Dessen( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Colie was overweight until she lost more than 40 pounds. Yet she still carries with her the memories of the torment she experienced from peers. When her mother, a successful aerobics guru, takes her fat-fighting program to Europe for the summer, Colie goes to live with her eccentric and wise Aunt Mira in Colby, North Carolina. There, she befriends smart 20-something waitresses Isabel and Morgan, who help her land a job at the local diner. She also meets Aunt Mira's boarder, a sensitive young artist named Norman, who she soon realizes makes her heart smile
The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief
How to deal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bitter teenager, disillusioned by the divorce of her parents and other relationships gone wrong, begins to think again after meeting a new boy in school
 
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Lock and key : a novel
Alternative Names
Dessen, Sarah

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Дессен, Сара

Сара Десен

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デッセン, サラ

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Along for the ride : a novelJust listen : a novelThe truth about foreverDreamland : a novelWhat happened to goodbyeSomeone like youThis lullaby : a novelKeeping the moon