Remy Starr is an almost normal 18-year-old girl who’s going off to college soon. She’s gone out with her share guys, she has some close friends, and she occasionally does naughty things (using fake I.D.s, drinking, and fooling around). But she is sadly, only almost normal. She is extremely sarcastic and she thinks love is not real. To Remy, love is nothing more than a map, all drawn out and predictable. Remy is admittedly cold, but this is only because of her hopeless and romantic mother. Her mother has written many romance novels, but to Remy, she couldn’t be less experienced. She was only with Remy’s real father for a few years, and the only memory Remy has of her father is a song he wrote for her. Remy is already organizing her mother’s fifth wedding to a cheesy car salesman when she meets a boy named Dexter, who just seems all wrong. He’s messy, he’s annoying, and worst of all, he’s a musician. He seems like a very strange guy, and he is defying all the rules of Remy’s map. She ends up getting closer to him, but getting permanently attached might ruin her plans for college. Will Remy learn the true lessons of love in time?
Sarah Dessen is a wonderful author who has a wild imagination. She has been writing for practically her whole life, and has composed many other books, such as That Summer, Someone Like You, Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, and her most recent book, The Truth About Forever.
I think this book would best fit teens, because it talks of love and has slight inappropriate language. This Lullaby was an excellent book and teaches to look at life as an unexpected journey, but also as a warm experience to enjoy and cherish. I strongly recommend you to read this book if you would like a book with realistic situations, and if you have a cynical view on love.