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Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen is an American writer for young adults, living and teaching in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was born on June 6, 1970 in Illinois, but was raised in North Carolina. After college, she continued waiting tables at the Flying Burrito and writing, and she sold her first book, That Summer, three years after she graduated. Since then, her books have won many awards.

Genres: Young Adult Romance

Sarah Dessen recommends
Ferris Beach (1990)
Jill McCorkle
"McCorkle's voice is so real, so true, that reading this book feels like growing up all over again. An amazing novel."
All You Need Is Love (2006)
(Principles of Love, book 4)
Emily Franklin
"Love tells all in a voice that is alternately funny and heart-wrenching."
Violet on the Runway (2007)
(Violet, book 1)
Melissa Walker
"A story for any girl who ever wondered what it would be like to have her wildest dream come true."
Something, Maybe (2009)
Elizabeth Scott
"The best love story I've read in ages."
The Sweet Life of Stella Madison (2009)
Lara M Zeises
"This book's got all the right ingredients: friends, family, boys, and food. The perfect summer read!"
It's Not Summer Without You (2010)
(Summer I Turned Pretty, book 2)
Jenny Han
"This book has what every girl wants in a summer."
Moonglass (2011)
Jessi Kirby
"An incredible first novel."
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel (2014)
Sara Farizan
"Sara Farizan is just the voice YA needs right now."
Gem & Dixie (2017)
Sara Zarr
"A story that broke my heart and put it back together again. You won't want to let Gem and Dixie go."

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