Once and for All
Is it really better to have loved and lost? Louna's summer job is to help brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming girl-magnet Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged now that he's met the one he really wants. Maybe Louna's second chance is standing right in front of her.
Sarah Dessen's many fans will adore this latest novel, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story with humor, romance, and an ending that is so much more than happily-ever-after.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 149 x 216 x 32mm | 462g
- 06 Jun 2017
- Penguin USA
- Viking Books for Young Readers
- New York, United States
Dessen's expertise at creating a character faced with change is once again on display in this book that reminds readers that love is measured 'not in minutes but in moments.'" --VOYA
Romance, humor, kindhearted characters, and a touch of painful reality make this another sure bet for Dessen fans. --Kirkus Review
There is no question that this title will be popular with Dessen fans and romance lovers. --School Library Journal
Dessen delivers a contemplative and satisfyingpleasure-read that speaks to the power of opening oneself up to love, perfector otherwise. --The Horn Book
Praise for Sarah Dessen's writing:
Is there anyone who can write about what matters most to teens as well as Dessen can? I sincerely doubt it. --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling novelist of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper
Sarah Dessen is something of a rock star in young adult fiction. Her bestselling coming-of-age novels are warmly written explorations of teens in transition that are, by turns, questioning, humorous and hopeful. --Los Angeles Times
★ Dessen is as skilled as ever at turning out steady, satisfying stories about teens that are easy to fall for. --Publishers Weekly, starred review for The Moon and More
Readers can count of Dessen; she's a pro at creating characters caught at a nexus of change, who have broken relationships and who need to make decisions . . . Readers will enjoy every minute they spend with her. --Kirkus Reviews on What Happened to Goodbye
Realistic teen dialogue, authentic girl friendships, and a complex underlying question: Can people really change? --Kirkus Reviews on Along for the Ride
Good story, real characters, happy ending . . . another must-read. --VOYA on Lock and Key
The romance which forms the core of the story is everything a romance should be. --Horn Book on Just Listen
About Sarah Dessen
Dessen's books are frequently chosen for the Teens' Top Ten list and the list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. They have been translated into twenty-five languages. Sarah Dessen is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the Young Adult division of the American Library Association, recognizing her significant contribution to young adult literature.
Sarah Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in creative writing. She lives in North Carolina with her family.
Visit Sarah at sarahdessen.com.