S: Facts On Sarah Dessen
FC: 2014 | Facts On Sarah Dessen By Bhavini Uppalapu Hours 5 and 8
1: She was born on June 6, 1970 in Evanston, Illinois. She started writing in 1996
2: She is a novelist who writes young adult literature. | She always received books as Christmas gifts every year as she was growing up
3: At her first job, she served as a waitress at a restaurant called Flying Burrito in Chapel Hill. While she was a waitress there, she started her writing career and published her first book in 1996 called That Summer. | She dropped out of her first college called Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina,and later on went to the University of North Carolina, where both her parents worked
4: Authors | She writes young adult literature and Alan C. Dessen is her father's name. | Three years after graduating, she sold her first book
5: Later on, she published a book called Along For The Ride which made the New York Times Best Seller List.She now lives in North Carolina with her husband and her daughter named Sasha, and her two wild dogs
6: Hobbies | She likes to work in her garden, and she loves to shop in the GAP Clearance rack. She loves to buy black pants and she does not know why, and she loves Starbucks mochas.
7: She makes a mean bean salad, and she loves to write more than her life because she loves to make stuff up. At her graduation, her quote was “The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say." From Pink Floyd’s song Time .
8: Her favorite authors were Judy Blume and Lois Lowry. She marrried a man she knew since high school
9: IN THE SUN | Her stories are all based on teen love. She knows most of the people in her town since high school.
10: A movie called How To Deal was based on her books called That Summer and Someone Like You. It starred a famous actor named Mandy Moore.
11: Currently she has not sold many books out of the many books she has planned to publish. She also has an agent who she says that she can trust to always sell a good book
12: Sarah Dessen's daughter, Sasha, was born on September 2nd, 2007. She is now 6 years old.
13: The Economist, right Truth: US Weekly and Entertainment Weekly are her favorite weekly magazines. Also Newsweek is another one of her favorite magazines. That Summer was published in 1996
14: 1996- That Summer 1998- Someone Like You 1999- Keeping The Moon or also titled as Last Chance 2000- Dreamland 2002- This Lullaby 2004- The Truth About Forever 2006- Just Listen 2008- Lock and Key 2009- Along For The Ride 2010- Infinity (novella) 2011- What Happened To Goodbye 2013- The Moon and More 2014- The Prettiest Girl | These are the dates she published her books on
15: SUMMER OF LOVE | The book I read from Sarah Dessen was What Happened To Goodbye. This story was about a 16 year old teenager named Mclean Elizabeth Sweet.
16: Mclean and her family were big fans of a basketball team and they were the happiest family alive. Well, at least until Mclean's mother ran off for the team's new coach named Pete. After her parent's divorce, she and her father have been traveling to different cities closing down different restaurants in their business.
17: While they were moving, Mclean has become many people in different schools from writing the school news to becoming the most popular girl. So far she has become three girls; the confident Eliza Sweet, the sassy and drama queen Lizbet Sweet and the school council and takes-part-in-clubs Beth Sweet. This time she plans to be Liz Sweet, but plans change as she starts to like her new home. Friends accept her, people like the real her and everything seems like the most perfect home.
18: There is also this boy next door. She really likes him. He brings out the real her and he cares about her. Will she find out who she really is? Will they be able to stay there and keep up the restaurant business?
19: I recommend this book to the people who always change themselves to fit the crowd. This teaches you to be yourself and that true friends and love can be found anywhere.
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