Check Out Sarah Dessen!

By Libby, age 14, Wisconsin
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Love stories. They're best selling books. They're the hottest movies. Titanic, the top grossing movie ever, made more than 1.88 billion dollars. And they're the reason Taylor Swift's song "Love Story" spent 35 weeks on the billboard charts. Ultimately, I think a good love story is what teens look for in a book. And Sarah Dessen is one of the best teen love story writers. With 8 novels under her belt, it's obvious she knows what she's doing.

Hands down, my favorite Sarah Dessen book is Just Listen. It's a book that every girl should read once in her life. Unfortunately, if I had to write a review for Just Listen it would take more than this paragraph. Luckily for me, Sierra, a fellow Sweet Designs writer, wrote a review in the May '08 issue that I highly recommended.

My second favorite book is The Truth About Forever, which makes a fantastic summer read! As her boyfriend leaves Macy for a summer school camp, he also leaves her his job at the library. Her father just recently passed away, and it seems her mother is having a tough time coping with her loss. Then, at an open house she helps her mother with, she meets the Wish catering company. She also meets Wess, a highly attractive artistic guy, who changes Macy's view on life. It's through the Wish company that Macy realizes what she wants in life.

Sarah Dessen has written a total of 8 books, and has another coming out this month. So, if you're interested in more of Sarah, I suggest you check out her website: http://www.sarahdessen.com/home.

You can read about the books I couldn't fit into this article, and even check out her livejournal. Everyone can enjoy these books, so you won't want to miss this opportunity!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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