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Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen is an established contemporary American writer. Born on June 6, 1970, she grew up in Evanston, Illinois. She is famous for writing realistic fiction under adult literature genre.

Inspired by her parents' profession as English professors at  the University of North Carolina, Sarah enrolled herself for studying creative writing and English at the University of North Carolina.

Two of Dessen's novels, That Summer and Someone Like You, were adapted into a single film How to Deal in 2003.

She made her novel writing debut three years after graduation in 1996. The Summer was a novell agout a youth dealing with rapid changes in family and frinds relationship dynamics. Dessen's next novel was also a young adult drama, Someone Like  You, published in 1998.

Most of Sarah Dessen's novels deal with the change in youth's personality as they go through some sort of tragedy or loss. The general themes that run through her novels coomprise isolation, emotional distance among family memhers and a progressive change in people's personality.