The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

Emma Saylor doesn?t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it?s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable?until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother?s family? Emma Saylor doesn?t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the...

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Title:The Rest of the Story
Author:Sarah Dessen
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062933620
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Rest of the Story Reviews

  • caitlin
    Apr 15, 2019
    Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss. There?s been a few misfires for me recently, not bad Sarah Dessen books but just books that I think I may not read again, but I felt like this book was a return to Dessen glory. It?s a usual summer setting, but this time she leaves behind he...
  • Jennifer
    May 19, 2019
    **Thank you very much to Harper Collins for a free copy of this book.** I love Sarah Dessen and this book lived up to the huge expectations I placed on it. Emma Saylor was supposed to spend the month with her best friend while her dad and stepmother went to Greece on their honeymoon...
  • Rachel
    May 09, 2019
    3.5 stars ...
  • Christy LoveOfBooks
    May 08, 2019
    Loved it! RTC. ...
  • Arlene
    Mar 30, 2019
    You can make life, or life can make you? The Rest of the Story, by Sarah Dessen, will likely land as one of my favorite reads this year. That?s a bold statement because we haven?t even hit the mid-year mark, and I?ve read over 50 books. However, as my reading buddies can att...
  • Sophie
    May 06, 2019
    Sarah Dessen`s books are warm, comforting, familiar and HOME. It doesn't matter how old I get, I'll read her forever. Saylor and Roo are a wonderfully likeable, complex and funny duo to add to the list of Sarah's characters I feel like I've known for years. If intended to draw this...
  • Sami
    Apr 09, 2019
    Dessen excels at formulaic romance, but her debut for Harper Teen feels a little different-and that's a good thing. Emma Saylor has great friends, a wonderful new stepmother, and the loving support of her father and grandmother. When her summer plans change and she ends up with her dec...
  • Pat
    Apr 22, 2019
    There is something very special about the way Sarah Dessen writes. I loved every minute of Emma Saylor's quest to find out about her mother. ...
  • Brittany
    Apr 07, 2019
    A new Sarah Dessen book always makes me a bit giddy with anticipation and this did not disappoint. It?s been awhile since I stayed up well into the night to finish a book, but I could not put this down. Usually it?s the romance aspect of these books that I love, but the love story ...
  • Susan
    Apr 04, 2019
    Was there anything I needed more in April of 2019 than a new Sarah Dessen book? No! The ultimate in comfort reads! I love all her books so much and this one is so good. I love the lakeside setting. I love the family! This book is delightful and made me so happy. If you are a Dessen fan...
  • Ginger at GReadsBooks.com
    Apr 27, 2019
    I think I just found my new favorite Dessen read. All the ingredients of a summer YA filled with so much heart are simmering throughout this novel. I found myself wanting to linger & savor it in parts. It?s definitely a sigh-worthy book. ...
  • Natalie
    Mar 22, 2019
    I received an ARC courtesy of the publisher via Edelweiss. For me, Sarah Dessen is the reading equivalent of comfort food. This book encapsulated all that I love about the rest of her books. There were great characters, strong family relationships, a wonderful setting, and realistic...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Apr 01, 2019
    It's always a good idea to read one of Sarah Dessen's books. They always bring a smile to my face and make me feel like everything will be okay. One of the things Dessen excels in is writing about different family dynamics. I kind of wish we got to find out more about the family mem...
  • Trisha
    Apr 23, 2019
    Loved it. RTC. ...
  • Jen Ryland
    May 13, 2019
    Aw, loved this. It was classic Dessen. RTC! Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review! Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram! ...
  • Kristin
    Apr 30, 2019
    I truly love everything Sarah Dessen writes, but this book is special. It?s everything I love about a YA story in one. The summer setting...the family dynamic...the character growth...I love interest. Gah. I love love love this book. I might even say it?s my favorite Sarah Dessen o...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Mar 20, 2019
    I don?t think that I have ever read a Dessen that I didn?t enjoy. Her books are like food for me. Definitely perfect for fans of contemporary YA fiction. I think that The Rest of the Story is going to tug at some heart strings. ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 28, 2019
    If you'll all excuse me, I'll be over here, being Sarah Dessen trash for my whole entire life ...
  • Maggie Mugford
    Apr 15, 2019
    (I received an Advanced Reader?s Copy from HarperCollins. Views posted in this review are all my own) On the back of my ARC, it says, ?A great beach-or lake- read, with a page- turning, swoon worthy romance and complex family drama.? 1. This is a great read anytime of the ye...
  • Rahma Abdelrahman
    Nov 12, 2018
    March 7, 2019 Cover reveal I?ll be honest, I?m not a big fan of this cover at all. It?s rather dull. But then again, maybe I simply had high expectations because Sarah Dessen is my favourite author. But of course that doesn?t affect my decision to read this book. I know I?...
  • Sam Duffy
    May 17, 2019
    It took a minute for me to get into it, but then it just felt like catching up with an old friend. This is classic Sarah Dessen, a good romance, family story, lots of friends. A nice summer read and very sweet ...
  • Lauren
    Apr 27, 2019
    Loved it. ...
  • Valerie
    Apr 28, 2019
    Wow, reading this was so nostalgic--like I slipped right back into my teenage years. Even if someone gave me this book without the title and cover, I would be able to recognize the Feels that Sarah Dessen delivers in every book. ...
  • Eve beinguniquebooks
    May 07, 2019
    After losing her mum years ago to addiction and then death, Emma or Saylor as some know her, is learning how to move on and adapt as her dad remarries to her stepmum Tracy. At North Lake she discovers her old self from her younger days as she learns about the past she had there ...
  • Kristen
    Oct 12, 2018
    The Queen of YA contemporaries has a new book coming out? You bet I'm gonna read it. :) ...
  • ellie
    May 06, 2019
    the day sarah dessen writes a gay book, my heart will finally be satisfied ...
  • Kath
    May 03, 2019
    Probably more of a 4 star book overall but I had to bump it up to 5 because it made me so damn happy while I was reading it. Listen, Sarah Dessen is the queen of teen for a reason - she writes solid books. I've probably read all of them and while I didn't love all of them, I at leas...
  • Marie Rose
    Nov 12, 2018
    IM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS WOOHOOO ...
  • Isla Chiu
    Mar 08, 2019
    3/8/2019: SMASH THAT TO-READ BUTTON. I hope to God it's better than ONCE AND FOR ALL. ...
  • Christy Rogers
    Apr 29, 2019
    Dear Sarah Dessen, For the last twelve years you have held my heart in your hands. You've broken it, and mended it again with the stories you weave together. Thank you for introducing me to Saylor and Roo, the pair whose lives were always intertwined and destined to be. If you're lo...