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Dessen, Sarah

Overview
Works: 110 works in 953 publications in 18 languages and 58,258 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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Publications about Sarah Dessen
Publications by Sarah Dessen
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 5,047 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 4,959 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 4,497 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 )
69 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,371 libraries worldwide
"On the outside, Macy Queen is cool and calm. On the inside, she's breaking. Silently struggling with her Dad's death, and spending the summer apart from her oh-so-perfect boyfriend, Macy is smiling her way through - she's 'fine'. It's only when she meets a group of new friends - and artistic, sexy Wes catches her eye - she realizes she can wear her heart on her sleeve sometimes. Because life doesn't stop when someone disappears - and even though she's lost so much, can Macy see what she has to gain?"--Back cover
Dreamland : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )
47 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,118 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 3,093 libraries worldwide
Following her parents' bitter divorce as she and her father move from town to town, seventeen-year-old Mclean reinvents herself at each school she attends until she is no longer sure she knows who she is or where she belongs
Someone like you by Sarah Dessen( Book )
47 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,986 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 )
57 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,916 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 )
42 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,900 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 )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,827 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 2,438 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."--
Saint Anything : a novel by Sarah Dessen( Book )
23 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 2,261 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 1,547 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( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,131 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( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,029 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( file )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,013 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( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 874 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( file )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 864 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( file )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 863 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
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 751 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 in the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle, protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time
 
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Alternative Names
Dessen, Sarah
Sarah Dessen Amerikaans schrijfster
Sarah Dessen amerikansk författare
Sarah Dessen amerikansk skribent
Sarah Dessen auteur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Sarah Dessen escritora estadounidense
Sarah Dessen US-amerikanische Jugendbuchautorin
Дессен, Сара
Сара Десен
שרה דסן סופרת אמריקאית
데센, 사라
デッセン, サラ
Languages
English (513)
German (89)
French (32)
Spanish (22)
Polish (13)
Chinese (9)
Swedish (9)
Italian (8)
Danish (6)
Hungarian (5)
Vietnamese (5)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (4)
Turkish (2)
Serbian (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (2)
Czech (2)
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