Author Highlights

Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for outstanding contribution to young adult literature for her novels: Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, This Lullaby, The Truth about Forever, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye.

Known for their ability to sensitively and accurately depict teenage lives in transition, Sarah Dessen’s young-adult books tug at your heartstrings and tackle challenging topics. A partial list of some of her award-winning and bestselling books includes Along for the Ride , This Lullaby, Just Listen, and Someone Like You. An NC native, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family.



“The future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything.” ― Saint Anything

“Life is big and huge and scary. But you have to go and take your part of it. There’s a reason the saying is ‘Seize the day,’ not ‘Wait for it to come along at some point.” ― The Rest of the Story

“For you, I wish for second chances.” ― Once and for All

“It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.” ― The Truth About Forever



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