File Name: sarah dessen lock and key .zip
Lock and Key is a novel written by author Sarah Dessen. It is her eighth published novel. It was published by Viking's Children's Books in D Lo After her drug and alcohol addicted mother abandons her, child services forces year-old Ruby Cooper to move in with her sister, Cora, who had left for college when Ruby was young.
Abandonment and abuse go hand in hand as themes of this book. Cora and Ruby are abused by their mother though Cora gets the majority of the physical abuse while the girls are both still at home. The moment she can, Cora leaves the family and the communication is soon brought to a complete halt by their mother. The girls should have known their mother would interfere with their continued relationship but don't seem to recognize that. Each believes her stories about the other.
The story is presented in the third person from the limited perspective of Ruby. This limited perspective is vital to the presentation of the story. Ruby believes that Cora made the decision to cut off contact after Cora moved out to attend college. She harbors resentment for what she sees as Cora's abandonment and bases her feelings only on what her mother has told her. Ruby also believes that their father ran away in an effort to avoid paying child support. The reader is left to believe these things as well until Cora sets the record straight.
When Ruby is five, her father leaves and her mother, suffering from alcoholism, a lack of self-esteem, and abandonment issues, begins a series of dead-end jobs, erratic moves, and abuse. Ruby's sister Cora stands between Ruby and her mother, literally, for the next two years until Cora turns eighteen and goes away to college. She initially calls but the girls soon lose touch.
Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he foun. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around.
Filter Results. Apply Filters Clear Filters. Limit to Available Somewhere.
Send to Friend. Now you can get access of full pages. Visit the site written above and search your book in search menu How to read : 1. Happy reading!
Your room. I was braced for pink. With total strangers, it had always been my policy to expect the worst.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *