Sarah Dessen Readalikes

If you like Sarah Dessen novels, check out the following titles.

Created using Christie Chandler-Stahl's compilation and NoveList.
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Author TitleDescriptionLocation
Barkley, Brad and Heather Hepler Scrambled Eggs at Midnight  Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their own ideas about love. YAF/Barkley 
Brian, Kate Sweet 16 On the night of her sweet sixteen birthday party, self-centered snob Teagan Phillips receives a visit from a special person who tries to convince the teenager to change the way she lives her life. YAF/Brian 
Caletti, Deb Honey, Baby, Sweetheart In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman in their bookclub with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" people to one another. YAF/Caletti 
Colasanti, Susan Waiting for You Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Marisa, who has an anxiety disorder, decides that this is the year she will get what she wants--a boyfriend and a social life--but things do not turn out exactly the way she expects them to. YAF/Colasanti 
Han, Jenny The summer I turned pretty Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different. YAF/Han 
Johnson, Maureen The key to the Golden Firebird As three teenaged sisters struggle to cope with their father's sudden death, they find they must reexamine friendships, lifelong dreams, and their relationships with each other and their father. YAF/Johnson 
Picoult, Jodi The Tenth Circle Fourteen-year-old Trixie Stone is in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father, Daniel's life -- a straight-A student; a pretty, popular freshman in high school; a girl who's always seen her father as a hero. That is, until her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence. F/Picoult 
Zarr, Sarah Story of a Girl In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna's life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness. YAF/Zarr 
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Madigan Armstrong,
Jan 27, 2011, 1:32 PM