Authors similar to sarah dessen meet your next favorite book. Harpercollins publishers announced monday that it will release dessens the rest of the story on june 4. Sarahs book along for the ride made it to the new york times best sellers list. To celebrate the release of her latest book, the moon and more out today. Every sarah dessen fan knows that her ya books are iconic but here is the official ranking from best to worst of the young adult authors teen novels. I have been a longtime fan of sarah s books, so having the chance to work with her is a career highlight for me. That was the first sarah dessen book to come out after i started reading her books. She forms a new bond with her baby half sister and takes her on many.
Her books are very much relevant to todays youth and parents as they open a window to the psyche and vulnerability of teenagers. Her teen romance the rest of the story debuted at no. This means books with complicated characters and a strong sense of place. Known for their ability to sensitively and accurately depict teenage lives in transition, sarah dessen s youngadult books tug at your heartstrings and tackle challenging topics. But macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most. Im not sure if you mentioned it or not, but i think you said that this lullaby doesnt have any cameos from previous books. The chapel hill, nc, author has won several awards. Sarah dessen and other ya authors attacked a recent college grad. A partial list of some of her awardwinning and bestselling books includes along for the ride, this lullaby, just listen, and someone like you. Sarah dessen is the author of thirteen novels, which include the new york times bestsellers the moon and more, what happened to goodbye, along for the ride, lock and key, just listen, the truth about forever, and this lullaby. One of my favorite alltime authors is sarah dessen and i absolutely love all the cameos of old characters she does in books. Her first two books, that summer and someone like you, were made into the movie how to deal.
Sarah has made the new york times bestseller list, has had several novels named as alas best fiction for adults and her novel someone like you won a 1999 school library journal best book award. Sarah dessen became a published novelist in 1996 with the novel that summer. Heres everything we know about sarah dessens bighearted the rest of the story if youve never read a sarah dessen book before, well, lets just say youre missing out. Dessen shared a screenshot of the comments with nelsons name obscured. Nov, 20 if youre still seeking more books to read that are similar to sarah dessens, dont miss books by authors such as deb caletti, susane colasanti, morgan matson, jennifer e. Top ten tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at the broke and the bookish this weeks topic is. Watch ya powerhouse authors sarah dessen the rest of the story and julie murphy dumplin guess a fellow ya book with only a fiveword description to go off. Heres everything you need to know about the rest of the. Bestseller sarah dessen has new book, new publisher.
Sarah dessen biography sarah dessen is an established contemporary american writer. This translates to books that are about the real struggles of teen girls with a side of romance. Sarah dessen is my favorite contemporary author so i thought i would make a video sharing my opinion on all of her books. Sarah dessen has 44 books on goodreads with 2576853 ratings.
Harpercollins publishers announced monday that it will release dessen s the rest of the story on june 4. Sep 29, 2015 top ten tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at the broke and the bookish this weeks topic is. Sarah is a master at telling a story that combines authentically unique comingofage journeys with family, friends, and romances you want to just fall into. Sarah dessen with josh elliott on good morning america in 20. I want to apologize to the person who was quoted, she wrote, adding that. She became involved with a 21yearold when she was 15 but cut all contact with him shortly after. One of the requests i get the most in the library is for books like those sarah dessen writes. Discount prices on books by sarah dessen, including titles like once and for all.
Dessen s books are frequently chosen for the teens top ten list and the. Best sarah dessen books and similar books 141 books. The story included graduate student brooke nelsons critique of dessen s books. Bestselling ya author sarah dessen has a new book, the rest of the story, and a deal with netflix to turn three of her books into movies. Im going to recommend a few authors similar to sarah dessen to just jump. Sarah lives in chapel hill, north carolina, with her husband, jay, and their daughter, sasha clementine. Find authors like sarah dessen from the worlds largest community of readers. But her plans didn t include a job at wish catering. War of words breaks out after ya novelists fans go after.
Sarah dessen books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. This video is just sharing with you my favorite books. Books to read if you liked to all the boys ive loved before. I mention waiting for it in my third post ever on my blog. In my mind, dessen is one of the most underrated ya authors, as well as. Sarah dessen s first two books were made into a movie named how to deal starring mandy moore.
She lives in north carolina with her husband, daughter and pets. When annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friendthe popular and exciting sophieshe suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. Nov 12, 2018 new york ap sarah dessen, one of the countrys most popular authors for teenagers, has a new publisher. If you like sarah dessen april 11, 2015 august 12, 2015 posted in readers advisory, reading life one of the requests i get the most in the library is for books like those sarah dessen writes. At the start of the book, the reader is supposed to relate with the main. Dessen, particularly in the rest of the story, and is connected to the. Then, when its time to go, she sheds whatever girl like she is like a skin, and moves on. Namely, nelson said she joined the selection committee because one of the books under consideration was by the young adult ya novelist sarah dessen.
Jun 04, 20 bestselling ya novelist sarah dessen knows a thing or two about sweet and sour summer romance. Edwards award from the american library association. When it comes to grounded ya novels, sarah dessen is the original queen of the genre. Related items sarah dessen ya books authors to read if you like sarah dessen 1. If youre still seeking more books to read that are similar to sarah dessen s, dont miss books by authors such as deb caletti, susane colasanti, morgan matson, jennifer e. Bestselling ya author sarah dessen has a new book, the rest of the. I really just love to read, period, whether it be books or magazines or the back of the cereal box. May 31, 2019 sarah dessen s along for the ride, this lullaby, and once and for all are available now. Sarah will be discussing her work including her newest book the moon.
Young adult writer sarah dessen apologizes for tweet rallying. Known for their ability to sensitively and accurately depict teenage lives in transition, sarah dessens youngadult books tug at your heartstrings and tackle challenging topics. Sarah dessen biography, books and facts famous authors. With a platform and a following, i have a responsibility to be aware. I just read leila sales new book and it was so good. Sarah dessens most recent book, the rest of the story. Nov 19, 20 authors similar to sarah dessen that i always recommend. Her new book, the rest of the story, is out on june 4 and is available for preorder now. Along for the ride is the book for this week in the summer of sarah dessen read along. Her book moon and more won the school library journal best book for year 2000 while her second book someone like you won the award in 1999. On top of the drama of moving with her mother to live with her new stepfather and. Born on june 6, 1970, she grew up in evanston, illinois.
Heres everything we know about sarah dessen s bighearted the rest of the story if youve never read a sarah dessen book before, well, lets just say youre missing out. Sarah dessens movie deal with netflix will bring 3 of her. Sarah dessen s along for the ride, this lullaby, and once and for all are available now. I am not a dessen fan, but on susane colasanti and elizabeth scott books both came up in a search for books compared to sarah dessen. Nicholas sparks is one of the worlds most beloved storytellers. Dessen, whose many bestsellers include saint anything and the moon and more, was previously published by penguin random house. She always aims to present stories that strike at the heart and resonate the feelings of her readers. Sarah dessen is the author of twelve previous novels, which include the new york times bestsellers saint anything, the moon and more, what happened to goodbye, along for the ride, lock and key, just listen, the truth about forever, and this lullaby. In every town and school she lands, she creates a new personality and a new name. Her latest novel the prettiest girl is about to be released in 2014. Sep 17, 2009 sarah dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. Ten authors to read if you like sarah dessen pure imagination. This is, and always will be, not only my favorite sarah dessen book but one of my favorite books of all time despite being 12 the first time i read it and now being 20. Mar 06, 2017 today im discussing all of sarah dessen s books.
With more than a dozen books to her name, shes proven that she understands how to speak to teens and adults as. Sarah dessen and other ya authors attacked a recent. New york ap sarah dessen, one of the countrys most popular authors for teenagers, has a new publisher. Awards for sarah dessen your guide to fiction books. So i became involved simply so i could stop them from ever choosing sarah dessen. Sarah dessens summer romance recommendations barnes. The truth about forever by sarah dessen, just listen by sarah dessen, along for the ride by sarah dessen, lock and key by s. Sarah ockler is the bestselling author of six young adult novels. She writes for a more adult audience though her books arent explicit, but like sarah dessen, her protagonists normally go through a period of time where they develop as a person. Interview with cynthia leitich smith, cynthialeitichsmith december 12, 2006. Jodi picoult, jennifer weiner, and sarah dessen band. Sarah dessen born june 6, 1970 is an american novelist who lives in chapel hill, north. Sarah dessen, a writer, has apologized for a tweet that prompted the harassment of a 2017 northern state university graduate.
Im going to recommend a few authors similar to sarah dessen to just jump right into next because ive read their whole body of work and think they are great authors for fans of sarah dessen and you cant go wrong with any of their books. All of his books have been new york times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about. Sarah dessen books list of books by author sarah dessen. Sarah is a master at telling a story that combines authentically unique comingofage journeys with family, friends, and romances you want to. If you like sarah dessen you might like similar authors carolyn mackler, maureen daly, justina chen, alex flinn, lucy christopher. Sarah dessen sparks backlash against south dakota college. Feel free to make a video each month talking about the selected book. Sarah dessen is the awardwinning author of novels for young adults and is a writing teacher at the university of north carolina. Hard cover, kindle, paperback sarah dessen brings readers her new novel once and for all from sarah dessen, the beloved new york times bestselling author of saint anything and just listen, comes a new novel set in the world of wedding planning is it really better to have loved and lost.
Sarah dessen and other ya authors attacked a recent college. Young adult author sarah dessen learned her name was mentioned in a smalltown university newspaper. Teen romance author sarah dessens first book was published in 1996, and since. Dessen s new editor shared her enthusiasm for the new arrangement, as well. Dessen s books are frequently chosen for the teens.
Sarah dessen ya author on new novel the rest of the story. Sarah dessen tweeted a screenshot of a news story about northern state universitys common read program. Every sarah dessen ya book, ranked from best to worst. This is one of those books, along with looking for alaska, that will stick with you after you finish it and for me it is something i will always come back to because i adore it. After dessens tweet and the reaction of the other authors, it was reported that the. Fred leewalt disney televisiongetty images when she was a junior at a small south dakota college in 2016, brooke nelson. In lakeview, where she has moved as the book begins, shes already got her name picked out. Some of dessen s other works include lock and key 2008, keeping the moon 1999, along for the ride 2009. Heres everything you need to know about the rest of the story. Sarah s book along for the ride made it to the new.1176 736 104 1172 1522 206 267 1500 1222 1086 727 1235 658 85 949 1132 1504 1437 173 1437 1515 114 780 541 668 539 777 124 1223 1243 449 404 1460 1431