“This Lullaby Is Only A Few Words” | Revisiting My Favorite Sarah Dessen Novel + Giveaway!

Book Reviews, Music, Other Bookish Posts

This Lullaby is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel because I’ve always seen parts of my high school self in high school Remy.

On the surface Remy treats love very cynically. She sees her mother’s failed marriages as proof that all relationships end, so she likes to keep things clean and easy by putting a timetable on her own.

Enter Dexter, who literally crashes into her life when he plops down next her and opens with a “Hey.” She’s never sure why Dexter is different from all the others when he’s what she’s always had rules against, but it really opens her up and lets her softer side show.

And Dexter. Oh, man, I just love him. I have a whole post on him (and most all the other Sarah Dessen boys) so be sure to check that out!

Remy has a great group of friends. I loved that while they each had their issues, they never brought each other down, even when they would poke fun at one another. They were all supportive in their own ways.

There are so many moments in this book where my heart just swelled and times when it just broke but it was all worth it in the end. Remy may not be everyone’s favorite cup of tea, but I think she grows so much, and for that reason I love her best. And well, we all know I love Dexter best too. :)

And because I’m going to see Dashboard Confessional this Thursday, I’ve been listening to them non-stop, so when this song came on, I immediately turned it up because all of a sudden something clicked… it’s the perfect Dexter & Remy song! Let me know what you think…





Book Info

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Published by Speak
Pub Date: March 8th 2004
Pages: 345
Format: eBook | Source: Purchased
Genres: ContemporaryRomanceYoung Adult
Buy the book! | Goodreads

She’s got it all figured out.

Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.

Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.

But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.

Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?

Jess @ Gone with the Words

5 Responses to ““This Lullaby Is Only A Few Words” | Revisiting My Favorite Sarah Dessen Novel + Giveaway!”

  1. Avatar


    This is my favorite Sarah Dessen novel too! I love the idea of inserting quotes from the book into your review!

  2. Avatar


    Keeping The Moon was my first and favorite Dessen, but This Lullaby blew my mind in high school. I felt like I was getting an inside look at the “bad girls” world. I loved Remy’s friends and everytime I read this book I want to raid the snack section at a gas station and get a large Coke.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.