A reason why I'm liking my Thursday, is because I'm going up with my sister to visit her College. I get to meet her friends, school, and go to classes with her the next day. Then there is even a pool party on Friday that I'll be attending with her. So, it sounds like adventure and I love my sister, so I'm excited. :) It's something new and inviting and yet I'll still have someone familiar with me. I'll let you know how the adventures pan out on a weekend Monday post because I won't have time to talk about it on Friday. Also, I spent some time re-reading a Sarah Dessen book. She's one of my favorite authors. I will give you a summary of her stories and tell you why I like them and then I will bid you farewell.
There is some major issue that the main character is struggling with. While all that is happening, she meets a boy. She doesn't think anything will happen with her and that guy but it does. They both become friends and the friendship leads to love. Then towards the end of the book, the thing the main character(which is always a girl) struggles with gets bigger and more complex and that leads to everything going wrong and an arguement occurs between the boy and girl. They quit speaking to each other for quite some time, but then they make up and the conflict gets dealt with and everything ends up fine. That's basically a brief summary of the plot. However, I'll admit, not allll of them follow this exact pattern. The thing I like about Sarah Dessen books is that she puts in a lot of characters. The characters all have vivid personalities and help bring the story along and to life. The dialogue is very teenagery, so I always got it. I could relate. I read these books when I was 16. They also touch on real issues though, and there are always some quotes that make me stop and think. It is such a girly book, and they all take place in North Carolina and sometimes the characters found in one book will intermingle with the other characters in another book of hers. And this is why I love them. It's predictable, yet loveable, and yet wise in some ways, and other ways just feed to girly emotions and struggles we deal with. And most of all, re-reading them makes me extremely nostalgic for my young teenagery days where I was dumb and stupid and carefree but at times I was grounded because I had situations to handle my own. These books helped me through it, fed my imagination, and made me happy. That's why I love them so much. I remember getting a new one and reading them on my vacations. Most of them take place during Summertime, so I'd read them on Summer vacations in North Carolina or Massachusettes and I'd read it outside on the front porch or outback on the dock, and I could picture it all happening in a place similar to where I was. In small towns where everyone is happy and knows each other.