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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Dessen Narrator: Liz Morton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781101058220
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Love can be a very dangerous thing.
After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost.
Then she met Rogerson.
When she’s with him, nothing seems real.

But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?
“Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.” —Booklist, starred review Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Dessen’s dead-on handling of the psychological maelstrom that accompanies an abusive relationship is vivid, heartbreaking, and honest. This is intelligent fiction that takes a hard but realistic look at many of the pressures teens must face as they enter adulthood, including that first brush with true love. Dessen gets her message across loud and clear without any spoon-feeding or preaching, and the sweetly naive but wry voice of Caitlin is captivating, funny, and entertaining.”

    Barnes & Noble

  • “The characterizations have an unmistakable depth; readers may grow impatient with Caitlin and the obliviousness of her nearest and dearest, but they will believe she is real.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Dessen] convincingly portrays Caitlin’s emotional turmoil, making her appalling situation believable to readers.”


  • “Dessen masterfully traces the evolution of an abusive relationship in yet another breathtaking novel for young adults. She evokes the various masquerades of love through the couples in the novel…In examining the question of how much must be sacrificed to maintain a romantic relationship, Dessen has created a compassionate novel that examines how wrong love can go.”


  • “Powerfully written and not soon forgotten, Dreamland is the secret story of many contemporary teen relationships. Caitlin’s dependency on Rogerson is a realistic and finely drawn portrait of a young woman without a strong sense of self-esteem. Characters are well developed…The high school milieu is accurately depicted as is a family’s reaction to an unpredictable crisis. Compelling reading with contemporary teen appeal.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.”


  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2001 New York Public Library Book for Teens

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corrine | 5/23/2011

    " Not as good as i thought it would be, but i love how Sarah had the characters evolve. It was remarkably written "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 5/23/2011

    " I read this book a couple years ago and out of all Sarah Dessens books this one has to be my favorite and i've read them all. Even as i'm getting older I still really enjoy her books and I probably always will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cienna | 5/19/2011

    " Honestly this book was hard for me to finish because it was so sad, but I really enjoyed this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghanmcfarlin | 5/14/2011

    " This book was one I didn't want to put down. Dessen writes in such a way that you feel so much empathy for the main character. You feel you understand her, even while you want her to change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/12/2011

    " This is definitely Sarah Dessen's darkest novel, and she pulls it off beautifully. Her main character is an intelligent, thoughtful human being who is able to get through an extremely difficult time in her life. It's a thought-provoking, relatable, colorful novel that everyone should read :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krisitn | 5/11/2011

    " Let's just say, I made it through this book, but it was so depressing I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. In fact, I have lead many curious customers away and recommend better things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 5/11/2011

    " If it were possible to have words of a book imprinted forever at the forefront of my brain, it would be words from Dreamland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna-Marie | 5/8/2011

    " loved this book so much!

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 5/7/2011

    " Cried like a baby at the end, AS USUAL. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is the highly acclaimed author of many novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, and This Lullaby. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were the basis of the movie How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore. She graduated with highest honors in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

About the Narrator

Liz Morton has narrated several novels for young adults, including Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, Shug by Jenny Han, Chicks with Sticks by Elizabeth Lehnard, Wild Things by Clay Carmichael, and The Leanin’ Dog by K. A. Nuzum.