Life Lessons to Remember from SARAH DESSEN Novels

Check out some of the life lessons that are worthy to be learned when reading Sarah Dessen novels.

It’s time for some summer reading!  And Sarah Dessen novels seem to be the most appropriate books to read during the summer.  The contemporary stories that give you that coming-of-age feel or that love blossoming exhiliration or even that heartbreaking drama that speaks to you like nothing else.  They’re pretty much life lessons for the reader. That’s kind of how those Sarah Dessen novels work.

With that in mind, Penguin Teen listed a dozen life lessons that are learned from Sarah Dessen novels.  We’ve listed a few of them here for you:

Life is Unpredictable

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“You can’t just plan a moment when things get back on track, just as you can’t plan the moment you lose your way in the first place.”
Someone Like You

Everything can change in a moment—especially in summertime.

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“It was the very nature of summer. So many long, lazy days when blissfully, nothing changes, and then everything does, all at once.”
The Moon and More

You can’t outrun the past . . .

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“Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It doesn’t just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.”
Just Listen

. . . but the future is full of possibilities.

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“That was just it. You never knew what lay ahead; the future was one thing that could never be broken, because it had not yet had the chance to be anything. One minute you’re walking through a dark woods, alone, and then the landscape shifts, and you see it. Something wondrous and unexpected, almost magical, that you never would have found had you not kept going. Like a new friend who feels like an old one, or a memory you’ll never forget. Maybe even a carousel.”
Saint Anything

Having read Saint Anything myself, I can say that there are certainly really empowering life lessons learned.  Ones that make you all the much richer for learning it.

Read 8 more life lessens on Penguin Teen

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.