|Plot Summary of This Lullaby|
|"Remy had a famous song written for her by her father, who she never knew. Her mother is a romance novelist who is going on her fifth marriage. After all of the disappointment from her parents, she has taught herself to avoid love at all costs.
Remy and three of her best friends deal with their own guy problems as they come, but Remy is constantly annoyed by a boy named Dexter who won't leave her alone. Despite her resolve not to, she becomes involved with him and finds herself slowly moving towards love.
Her brother becomes engaged to his girfriend, and Remy and her mother discover that husband number five has been cheating. Remy and Dexter broke up because Dexter didn't want to just be a summer fling. Remy is unusually upsest by the break up, even though its just one of hundreds. She decides to give it another chance, and when she goes to Stanford in the fall Dexter and his band, with a new record deal, come to visit her."
Rachael High, Resident Scholar
|"Remy is an eighteen year old about to leave for college. Her father, a famous musician, left before she was even born. Her mother is getting married for the fifth time that summer. Consequently, love is something she just doesn't believe in. In the past, she's been in many relationships with people she doesn't really care about, and they never last long. One day, she meets Dexter. He is messy and a musician, two of her least favorite traits. He is always bothering her, but he is persistent. She slowly finds herself falling for him. She doesn't want to care about him, but somehow she just can't bring herself to get rid of him. When he overhears her saying that she only wants him to be a summer fling, they break up. Remy dates the perfect guy, but she finds herself always thinking about Dexter. Her brother is engaged, her mother's new husband is cheating, and her friends are all having problems of their own. Remy realizes that she truly does love Dexter, and they get back together. Dexter changes Remy throughout the course of the whole book, and it's for the better."
Adriana Velez, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of This Lullaby|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
- guy chasing
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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