After her mom vanished in a stench of drugs and alcohol, Ruby continued to live in the family house alone. Finally found out, the introspective teenager is sent to the luxurious home of her older sister, Cora, whom she hadn’t seen in ten years. Everything there seems unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and supremely weird: her fancy new room; her lavish new wardrobe; the exclusive private school where she never quite fits in. Most mysterious of all is Nate, the friendly boy next door who seems to have a deep secret of his own. Another subtle character-driven teen novel by Sarah Dessen, the author of Just Listen and That Summer.
My Book Review:
It is such a beautiful story. Truly amazing even though the first few chapters of it was kinda boring. But as I go along into the story that’s when I’ve started to realized that it wasn’t so bad, up to the point that I got so hooked up into reading it that I really wanted to finish it till the very end of the book.
The character of Ruby is your typical Sarah Dessen heroine. A person with a lot of typical teenage issues going into her life. But what makes her a bit unique is the way she has evolve in order to unlock herself, so that she can embrace the many changes that keeps on happening into her life. A change that she herself wasn’t really expecting at all.
At first glance, the title of the book was really intriguing, and it made me wanna read the book in order for me to find the significance of the title into the story. And I think it symbolizes the importance of knowing oneself. For almost all of us has something hidden within us which we don’t want to share with the others, even to our own families and close friends. And we try to LOCK it as much as we can so that they wouldn’t be able to get in. But it is up to us, for we are the KEY in opening a part of ourselves so that they can truly understand who we really are both inside and outside. Again, it’s truly a beautiful story. And it’s already included in one of the list of books that I wanna read all over again.
Thank you so much for reading! 🙂