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About Once and For All

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

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15 Romances to Heat Up Your Summer

Grab your shades, because these summer romances are hotter than the sun. Perfect for reading at the beach or by the pool, indoors or under the stars, these are the kind of stories that will stick with you for the whole summer and all the summers to follow.     Once and for All by … Continued
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5 Perfect Books to Bring on Spring Break

With Spring Break around the bend we’re looking forward to swapping out our tropical screensavers for some real beaches. Here at Penguin Teen we believe you need at least one book per beach day to be truly beach-ready. You may have to throw out a few items of clothing to make room in your suitcase, … Continued
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13 Life Lessons Learned From Sarah Dessen Novels

There’s nothing quite like reading a Sarah Dessen novel during summer, that magical time when the world always seems to be on the cusp of something beautiful or epic or heartbreaking—or maybe all three. Luckily, Sarah Dessen is always there to talk us through it with words that speak to some of life’s biggest truths. She’s taught … Continued
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8 Love Stories Gone Wrong

During the week of Valentine’s Day, you can’t help but look for a read that sweeps you off your feet. But not all love stories necessarily have smooth courses (or happy endings). Actually a lot of love stories have a few bumps or two along the way. Here are 9 stories that have some wrenches … Continued
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7 Ideas to Create the Perfect Bookish Wedding

After reading Sarah Dessen’s upcoming novel, Once and For All we have to admit that we’ve got wedding fever. Whether you’re planning for your wedding right now or just want a head start, you’re going to need to make sure you have everything you need for your bookish-themed wedding. We’ve thought of even the smallest details … Continued
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8 Books to Cuddle Up With

Winter is the best time to be a reader because no one tries to force you to go outside and be “active,” leaving you with plenty of time to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. Below are a few of our favorites to get all snuggly with, and the … Continued
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15 Books We Can’t Wait to Throw in Our Bags This Summer

Are the winter blues getting you down? Do you find your thoughts drifting to warmer weather, days at the beach, and maybe a fabulous vacation or two? Sound like you’re ready to start making your summer plans—and what better place to start than your summer TBR pile? Check out our list of books we can’t … Continued
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