With that question from the social worker, Ruby knows the game is up.
She’s been living alone in the old yellow house, waiting out the months until she turns eighteen and can finally be on her own legally. It certainly wasn’t in her plan to be reunited with Cora, the sister who left ten years before, and brought to live with Cora and her wealthy entrepreneur husband.
Suddenly life is transformed: a luxurious house, private school, new clothes, and even the chance of a future Ruby couldn’t have dreamed of. So why is she wary, unable to be grateful, incapable of letting anyone close? Her old life has been left behind, but where does she fit in this new life? Only Nate, the genial, popular boy next door, seems to understand, perhaps because he’s hiding some secrets of his own.
This book was amazing Sarah Dessen has out done her self yet again. I’ve been a huge fan of Sarah Dessen’s since I read This Lullaby; I think that the reason I like her books so much is because of the strong female characters that she always creates. Ruby’s character is someone that everyone could relate to, she was strong and independent but she was also able to realize when she needed help and I really liked that about her. Jamie was really fun and he was one of my favorite characters in Lock & Key. The premise of this story is great and something that all Sarah Dessen fans will enjoy. Lock and Key is in my top 3 favorites of Sarah Dessen’s books and I look forward to any books that she may be working on.