Sarah Dessen is not only one of my very favourite authors but she also saved my life. When I was between the ages of 15 to 18 I was in a physically and mentally abusive relationship. Sarah has a novel called Dreamland about a girl who is being abused by her boyfriend and I cannot begin to tell you how much reading Dreamland effected me. It made me feel less alone in the situation and it also gave me the courage to tell my parents what was going on and to break up with my boyfriend. If I hadn’t of read Dreamland who knows if I would have found the courage and strength to get past such a horrible time in my life.
Sarah Dessen and her books have had a huge impact on my life right from the first book I ever read by her to years later with Caitlin from Dreamland to me feeling like the only person who knew exactly what I was going through with my boyfriend. I’ve literally grew up with Sarah’s books and my passion for books and blogging would not be what they are today without her. Hell my life probably wouldn’t be the same without her and for that I owe her the biggest thank you.