S: Sarah Dessen biography
FC: Sarah Dessen, the biography | By :Taylor McQuarters
1: Biography by Taylor McQuarters
2: Sarah Dessen was born on June28th, 1970.Dessen was raised in Chapel hill, North Carolina
3: Her parents are both professors at North Carolina University. When she was in fourth grade her mother gave her a type writer and Sarah taught her self how to type.
4: Sarah's mother is a classicist which means she knows a lot about myths, and Latin words. Her father teaches Shakespeare
5: Before Dessen went to collage she worked at the restaurant "Flying Burrito". When she graduated she was at the top of her classicist.
6: Dessen attended the University of North Carolina. She received a degree in English
7: She was an English teacher. She taught at the University of North Carolina.
8: She has written 10 books.Her first book was published in 1996
9: Her husband's name is jay and they got married in 2000. She also has a brother, who is a musician and he lives in California.
10: She has a daughter, named Sasha, and two dogs.
11: Sasha is five years old. Sasha was born on September 2, 2007
12: Sarah has a movie based of one of her books. The movie is called "How to Deal." Her first book was called "That Summer."
13: Dessen enjoys basketball, gardening,watching American Idol, and Gilmore Girls."
14: Some of her stories were inspired by what happend in high school. Her favorite author's are Judy Blume and Lois Lowery.
15: Some of Dessen's books. -What Happened to Tomorrow -Along for the Ride -Lock and key -Just Listen -The Truth about Forever -This Lullaby -Dreamland -Keeping the Moon -Someone Like You -That Summer
16: The book I read was "Lock and Key". This book is about a 17-year-old girl named Ruby, Who was abandoned by her mother.When the landlords from the yellow hosue find out about Ruby, they send her to live with her older sister Cora.
17: Cora's husband; Jamie is the creator of a famous website called UME.COM,"so they are pretty wealthy. The first night Ruby tries to jump the backyard fence and meet's Nate. Nate lives behind Cora's house.
18: Nate and Ruby become very good friends. Later Ruby finds out that Nate's dad is abusive. Nate asks Ruby not to do anything about it because he would have to live with his mom who has no time for him.But Ruby knows that if she keeps quit she would be doing the wrong thing.In the end Nate moves in with his mom, who lives in Arizona. Nate returns a few months later to go to collage with Ruby.
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