Book Reviews of Dreamland

Author: Sarah Dessen
ISBN-13: 9780142300671
ISBN-10: 0142300675
Publication Date: 2/18/2002
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 88 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
This book should definitely be required reading for health classes teaching about dating abuse. With her signature spot-on teenage voice, Sarah Dessen once again crafts a masterpiece. Her novels are not merely novels; they are works of art that I hope will last forever. While not everyone has gone through an abusive relationship, Sarah Dessen describes Caitlin's thoughts and fears so genuinely that readers will feel as if they ARE Caitlin themselves. They will feel all of Caitlin's pain and confusion, wrapped up in a world so well written that it's easy to forget you're reading a book.
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Helpful Score: 5
Good story about a young girl in an abusive relationship.
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Helpful Score: 3
Wake up, Caitlin...

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin
seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real.
Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known.
He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's dangerous.
Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else-her missing sister, withdrawn mother, her lackluster life.
But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larder problem then being without him?
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Helpful Score: 2
My 15 year old daughter loved this book. Very easy read. Kept her attention. She has read all the books by Sarah Dessen and this is her favorite.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very touching story about a very sad issue. All books by this author are very good, and keep you turning the pages for more.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my all-time favorite reads as a teen. Beautifully written and touches the heart, no matter how old the reader is.
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Helpful Score: 1
The story was good, it is scary to think this type of thing happens in real life every day.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is so good! It is my favorite of all the books that Sarahs written that I have read. If your thinking about reading, go for it! It's a shorter book, so it's great if your busy like me, but love to read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this is a teen read, I still had to read because it was recommended to me and I LOVED this book! I think that anyone who loves a good chick-lit book should read this. Sarah Dessen never fails to give you great characters and a plot line to match.
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Really good book, according to the prolific reader. My eleven year old read it. She describes the stories and it takes a long time for her to create a review, but she highly suggests this book.
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This was a great book. I really felt the pain of both Caitlin and Rogerson.
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very moving, very good but very sad. i couldnt put it down once i started. definitely recommend
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This was an amazing book! Could not put it down!
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heartbreaking and moving. loved it.
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Great book that sucked me in from the beginning. Dessen has a way of writing that makes you sympathize with the characters immediately. I felt like I was racing alongside Caitlin, and didn't want to put the book down. Second book from this author for me and I plan to read all she has written.
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written by a teenager for a teenager
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Another wonderful book from Dessen. It focuses on teen dating abuse that could help benefit many teens.
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This book is very good, but VERY sad. About a girl who is in an abusive relationship, you see why she doesn't leave him, and why a girl might not. It makes you really believe that Rogerson, the guy, is a good guy, and why you might stay with him even if he did beat you. Before I read this book, I didnt get AT ALL how someone could stay in a relationship if it was bad for you, but once I finished this one, I sort-of understood. It makes want to scream at the girl: WAKE UP CAITLIN!
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Good enough to read in a day but nothing life altering about it.
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Dreamland by sarah dessen....In good conditon...One of my favorite books! It is a great read!
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my daughter loves all of the sarah dessen books!
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I highly recommend this book for young adults and even adults. While the physical abuse is a large portion of Sarah Dessen's darkest story, that is not all that there is to this book, it is also about the dissolution of a family.
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really good.