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Once and for All
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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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BookMad7
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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5/5 I loved Sarah Dessen‘s books in high school so I decided to try and read a few as an adult. This one I did find super enjoyable even if it is an extremely easy read. Read August 2020

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freeatlast1137
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Louna is a cynic when it comes to happy endings but maybe she can change after all.

Last one!

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jessica_blake
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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So I finished reading this book today and let me just say... WOW!! This book is amazing. It has funny moments, sad moments and moments that make you say "Don't be so stupid!" It will leave you thinking about for days afterwards. I'm definitely going to reread this book soon!

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lovleebooks
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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This was a few weeks ago. A local coffee shop opened up this summer near me and I took time to just go and read. It was such a good time! Now I‘ve got to catch up and finish Once and For All and Shopgirl ASAP.

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Margot0817
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I love love love Sarah Dessen! I finished this book in under 24 hours which is my all time fastest record. (I'm a slow reader) Anyways, I love this book. Realistic with very likeable characters. It was one of those books that I could see and imagine very vividly on my mind-like seeing it as a movie. Highly recommend!

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Margot0817
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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My reading partner 💕💖

Kerrbearlib So cute! 2y
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Margot0817
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I've never read this much in one sitting before. Absolutely loving it so far! And so does Tom. 💖

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bookswithbec
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Super cute quick read. I've been in a really big book slump. Hopefully this helps me get out of it!

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CaramelLunacy
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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As a bit of a balance to all the far too real and frustrating insights from my current two nonfiction reads, thought I would pick up a Sarah Dessen.

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AutumnAuroraRain95
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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5/5 stars. I love books that are centered around weddings, and even more I love books that have a hate-to-love romance in them. I was so happy that i picked this book up.

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CherylG
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Oh my goodness! I'm about 75 percent through this audiobook, and even though I suspected what had happened, it's still a shock. Wonderfully written, this is an emotional rollercoaster of a book. I love the characters! I'm already giving this book five stars, even though I'm not finished reading it yet. A must read for any YA contemporary book enthusiast.

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PagesByTheWater
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I really love the characters in this book. I was worried the MC, Louna was going to be a pain in my ass like Remy, but I‘m so glad she wasn‘t. William and Ambrose too are just amazing. I love them both so much. It‘s cheesy (you know I love my cheese) yet I‘m able to still laugh, gasp, and be brought close to tears. Great read for anyone looking for a love story.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spoiler in comments. #dessennewyear #litsyAtoZ #letterO

PagesByTheWater I LOVE the pacing. Usually when you find out the MC‘s backstory it‘s one chapter or two, in the beginning or middle. But this time it‘s spaced out, which really lets you get connected with Louna and Ethan. Unfortunately it also serves to break your heart more and more as you learn about why they‘re not together early on, which makes it all the worse when, with every other chapter, you see how much Louna really loved Ethan. 4y
PagesByTheWater Special appearances and mentions: Auden and Eli from Along for the Ride and mentions of Wes‘ Angel and Castle Realty from The Truth About Forever (edited) 4y
hollylynnbee I love Sara Dessen as an author 4y
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PagesByTheWater
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“When you loved something, you wanted everyone else to love it in the same way.”—pg 209
I firmly stand accused of this. Any other littens guilty of over sharing the love? I can‘t be the only one.
#dessennewyear #litsyAtoZ #letterO

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PagesByTheWater
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I legitimately gasped at this. As someone who lives in America, where gun violence is everyday, and a school shooting is something so common, I was once asked why I wanted to homeschool my daughter. My answer: I don‘t want to have her die.
But to see it in a book, plain as day. I don‘t know how to describe it...chilling maybe.
#dessennewyear #listyAtoZ #letterO

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PagesByTheWater
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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One page into the first chapter and I‘m already glad I saved this book for last. One of my two BFFs is getting married and it has forced me to think about my own wedding (and the mess it was. Which is good, because our marriage is strong and that‘s what matters right?). I‘m determined to be the best MOH ever, so who knows. Maybe I‘ll pick up some tips from this book.
#dessennewyear #firstimpressions #litsyAtoZ #letterO

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introvertedbooks
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Of course now I am somewhat out of my #readingslump but I have to write two 10 page papers in 2 weeks. Grad school always seems to get in the way of my reading 🤷‍♀️

SMayWrites I loved this book! I have been a fan of Sarah Dessen since I was 12. I hope you enjoy it! 4y
introvertedbooks @SMayWrites I am enjoying it so far. Nothing better than a little Sarah Dessen to break a reading slump. 4y
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Lovesbooks87
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I enjoyed this book. It was so at times. I am so glad that Louna and Ambrose got their happy ending after the heartbreak that Louna had to experience at such a young age! Can't wait to read more books by this author!

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BookishGirl06
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t hate or love this. It was really predictable for the most part. I just thought some parts were cute, others meh.

minkyb I had planned to read this before my daughter‘s June wedding. Never got around to it. Doesn‘t sound like I need to hurry up! 4y
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BookishGirl06
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I wonder if this is a real book or not. I‘ve never heard of something like that.

akckitty Um I‘d definitely would love to read that one! 😂 4y
xicanti I think it might be this series: 4y
minkyb Nice detective work @xicanti 4y
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BookishGirl06
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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This looks cute

Crewgurl It was cute. Nothing spectacular, but enjoyable. 4y
teainthelibrary I enjoyed it. I‘m a huge fan of Sarah Dessen, but her last couple of books have been lacking. Still good for a quick read though! 4y
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MaggieCarr
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I'm a firm believer in love at first sight, I married mine. I can't imagine that young love coming to a tragic end, as Louna experienced. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happy-ever-after endings. 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.

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sb3626
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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This book was really cute and a tad bit sad! I enjoyed it a lot!

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Andrea4
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Apparently, I'm an exclamation mark and apparently, this is unsurprising to my loved ones! 😂😂
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/what-punctuation-mark-are-you/

CrowCAH Thanks for posting the link; I‘m a comma! 5y
Andrea4 @CrowCAH so is my friend @llwheeler :) She is the one I "stole" the link from 5y
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Chasing_Pages
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I took the quiz and well I‘m not quite that much of an extrovert I am a good mix and I love Sarah Dessen and loved this book so I‘d say it‘s pretty accurate! Plus I use exclamation marks way more than I need to!
Take the quiz here!
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/what-punctuation-mark-are-you/

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PenguinInFlight
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I‘m most definitely NOT an extrovert, but I do like to think I radiate positive energy. ☺️☀️(My actual favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon.) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/what-punctuation-mark-are-you/

Alfoster I‘m a comma! So not me!😆😆😆 5y
monalyisha I got a “question mark.” It told me to read “Dark Matter.” I‘m cool with that! 👍🏻❓ (edited) 5y
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YummyLibrarian
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Broke my heart in places, but well worth it.

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MPL
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Molly is reading her fav author next for #winterread2018!

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That-Bookish-Hiker
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Mehso-so

I love most of Sarah Dessen books and this one didn‘t disappoint but it‘s not my favorite.

Louna is skeptical of a happily ever after especially after the tragedy that happen in her first real love experience. I was really surprised at what happened to her first love. It wasn‘t what I was expecting.

I liked that it went a little deeper than what I had originally expected. I didn‘t like the bet, it seemed pointless for the characters.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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😂😂

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Laughterhp
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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1. Once and For All - Sarah Dessen. 2. Celeste Ng. 3. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon 4. Grisha Verse (Shadow & Bone Series). 5. The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry. 6. A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn. 7. The Girls in the Garden - Lisa Jewell. #7GoodThings

RadicalReader @Laughterhp what are these things called? I see people answering these questions all the time here on Litsy and wanting to know where I can find more 5y
Laughterhp @RadicalReader I usually will screenshot them when I see other people posting them. I‘m not sure where they originate from. I think people on Litsy create them. 5y
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Librarybelle
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Dessen knows how to write about teen love, especially set against a tragic background. This is her latest, which I read earlier this year, and I thought it was one of her better books. #kidsinlove #decdays

Cinfhen She's wayyyyy to YA for me 😜but I know she's popular and well received 5y
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes...you have to like YA Lit to read her, I think! 5y
RadicalReader @Librarybelle I ADORE Sarah Dessen! The first novel I have read from here was reread that four times already gets better every time and then watch the film version of it called How to Deal 5y
Librarybelle @RadicalReader I have not read that one by her yet! 5y
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mdemanatee
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Birthdays and books.

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Kaylamburson
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I haven't read a Sarah Dessen since I devoured a ton of them in high school, but this new one was great! It's such a feel-good book, although there is a triggering/serious side plot that had me tearing up.

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Serenity_Within86
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Idk which one to read next!!

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Kaylamburson
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Just started listening to this audiobook! Perfect for wedding season (which I think is transitioning from summer to October lately).

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actualdisneyprincess
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I loved everything about this. That's all I can even say. #onceandforall #sarahdessen

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actualdisneyprincess
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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To no one's surprise, I absolutely love Ambrose. He's a kind of spoiled, kind of skirt-chasing pretty-boy-who-kind-of-knows-it who's actually a total frickin' marshmallow, and he's just SO CHARMING. #onceandforall #sarahdessen

Maria514626 Yes!!! 5y
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actualdisneyprincess
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I just love these characters so much. Like all Dessen creations, they're just so lovely and relatable and realistic and charming. This is the perfect read for my wind-down day today. 💖 #sarahdessen #onceandforall

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actualdisneyprincess
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After a long weekend of much socializing, I'm curled up on my bed with this beautiful book, recharging my batteries and enjoying some quiet Megan-time. (Ft. two of my longtime little loves in the background. That rabbit -Hoppity, very creative - has been my little pal since my first Easter. He's an old little guy, but he looks pretty good for his age!) #sarahdessen #onceandforall #sundaysareforsnuggling

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LifeIsAPageTurner
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Another good contemporary by Sarah Dessen. I did a complete review on my #BookTube page!

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Meeko93
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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I loved this book. It was a very cute and relatable story.

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actualdisneyprincess
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I'm honestly loving this so far; the characters are wonderful, the setting so immaculately drawn. (Also featuring one of the new over-the-corner bookmarks I got at BookFest yesterday!) #onceandforall #sarahdessen #savethepagesbookmarks

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actualdisneyprincess
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'Don't we all,' indeed. #onceandforall #sarahdessen

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actualdisneyprincess
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I spent all day yesterday on my feet, came home, and promptly crashed. Today is a day for lots of quiet relaxation, and for that, I always love some Sarah Dessen. 💍👰🏻💐 #onceandforall #sarahdessen

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Tameeka
Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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My wi-if just went kaput. Oh well. Guess that means more reading by the light of the full moon.
#fullmoon #oscarwilde #quote

RaimeyGallant A lot of people are posting Litsy Tips today. Check out the top post on my page, and then if you click the hashtag, you can scroll through everyone's tips. 5y
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amrsprout
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As always, a great summer teen read.

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Knittymeggy
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Waiting room listening...