The Boys of Dessen

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In anticipation of Sarah Dessen’s newest book, What Happened to Goodbye, Jacinda & Jasmine of The Reading Housewives of Indiana and Heidi of YA Bibliophile are hosting:


That’s right! A full week of Sarah Dessen awesomeness!! Go to either of their sites throughout this week and check out what others are doing to celebrate! So here’s what I’ll be doing…

There are a lot of reasons to love Sarah Dessen’s books. In them, we read about friendship, family, pain, loss, happiness and last, but not least…LOVE. Sarah Dessen can always make me fall for her boys. Always. Even that sneaky Macon, from Someone Like You…but I won’t ruin it for you, in case you haven’t read it. :)

SO I’ve decided to tell you about the ones who stole my heart. I’ll go through them in order of their book’s release date. In each post I’ll describe them, give you a favorite scene from the book involving them, and you’ll have a chance to win the book so you can read and fall in love with them yourself!! Since you are able to enter each giveaway as you like, if one person gets chosen for two (or more) books, they will get to pick one, and the others will be re-drawn. Don’t ask me what I’ll I do if this happens to more than one person…let’s hope it doesn’t make it that complicated for me, lol.

To kick us off, in this post I will give away a copy of SOMEONE LIKE YOU, Sarah Dessen’s second novel and WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, her latest!! And don’t forget to stop by each day this week (yes, even the weekend!) too read about the Dessen boys I love and the chance to win the book!!

The other featured boys and giveaways (all ending May 22nd):
The Boys of Dessen: Norman (Keeping the Moon)
The Boys of Dessen: Dexter (This Lullaby)
The Boys of Dessen: Wes (The Truth About Forever)
The Boys of Dessen: Owen (Just Listen)
The Boys of Dessen: Nate (Lock and Key)
The Boys of Dessen: Eli (Along for the Ride)


* You must be at least 13 years old to enter.
* The form below must be filled out to be officially entered.
* Contest is US Only. (I’m sorry!)
* Ends Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 12:00pm CST.
* Winner will be chosen using
* Winner has 48 hours to respond.

Now Closed.



Jess @ Gone with the Words

23 Responses to “The Boys of Dessen”

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    Love Sarah Dessen and her many boys are amazing. Dexter will likely always be my favorite. <3 him.

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    I can't wait to see what you have to post every day!

    I almost want to enter this giveaway myself because I'm giving away a copy on the blog, but I haven't pre-ordered one for myself, lol.

    Thanks for participating! I wasn't expecting so many people to be posting every day, that is fantastic! And don't forget to link up everyday! :)

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    Someone Like You is the only Dessen book that I don't have. Well, the How to Deal one is like a bind-up of Someone Like you and That Summer, right? Anyways, great giveaway and I can't wait to see what you'll post.

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    I used to adore Sarah Dessen before I became a strictly paranormal girl!! Now I can't really handle too “ordinary” books!

    Also, I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to use your image you created for Teaser Tuesday! I have no computer technology skills whatsoever and I really like it. Wanted something new for my blog, so I was going to start using it in my Teaser Tuesday posts! Just wanted to check to see if that was okay, since I see it was an image you created! Awesome job by the way!

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    I love this. I'm going to check out each post so I read your favorite scenes! Love Sarah Dessen!

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    Thanks for the comment, I love your idea of discussing the swoon worthy Dessen Boys, can't wait to see your favs are, I think for me it's a tie between Wes (Truth About Forever) and Dexter (This Lullaby…Hate Spinnerbait!!)

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    Can't wait for tomorrow! And the first time i don't like living in Canada, because of these giveaway!!!!!

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    Oh, what a great idea! Totally agree with Rupert on the whole Canada thing. Unfortunately, I can't enter this since I'm across the border, but I'll definitely be checking out your posts! Thanks :)

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    Hira Hasnain

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! Can't wait to read more about the “Boys of Dessen” :D

    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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    I can't wait to see what you post everyday. This is all so very exciting, especially since I'm finally getting around to reading my first Sarah Dessen book, Lock and Key and am really enjoying it so far. :)

    Happy Sarah Dessen Week!
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung

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