werdec.org - Google ДокументиRuby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he foun. That's how she comes to live with Cora, the sister she hasn't seen in ten years, and Cora's husband Jamie, whose down-to-earth demeanor makes it hard for Ruby to believe he founded the most popular networking Web site around. A luxurious house, fancy private school, a new wardrobe, the promise of college and a future; it's a dream come true.
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen review
Lock and Key Themes
Abandonment and abuse go hand in hand as themes of this book. Cora and Ruby are abused by their mother though Cora gets the majority of the physical abuse while the girls are both still at home. The moment she can, Cora leaves the family and the communication is soon brought to a complete halt by their mother. The girls should have known their mother would interfere with their continued relationship but don't seem to recognize that. Each believes her stories about the other. Ruby believes that Cora cut communication and didn't try to keep in touch.
When Ruby is five, her father leaves and her mother, suffering from alcoholism, a lack of self-esteem, and abandonment issues, begins a series of dead-end jobs, erratic moves, and abuse. Ruby's sister Cora stands between Ruby and her mother, literally, for the next two years until Cora turns eighteen and goes away to college. She initially calls but the girls soon lose touch. A series of erratic moves and a number of sub-standard rent houses along with her mother's abusive behavior becomes the core of Ruby's life for the next years. Then, just six months short of her eighteenth birthday, Ruby's mother disappears. She holds her life together for a short time but her landlord discovers that her mother is missing and child services steps in, sending Ruby to live with Cora and her husband, dot-com millionaire Jamie Hunter.
Lock and Key Books by Sarah Dessen. Ruby, where is your mother? Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she's been on her own in the.
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Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (Book Trailer for English project)
Lock and Key is a novel written by author Sarah Dessen. It is her eighth published novel. It was published by Viking's Children's Books in D Lo After her drug and alcohol addicted mother abandons her, child services forces year-old Ruby Cooper to move in with her sister, Cora, who had left for college when Ruby was young. Ruby is upset about this arrangement and continues to wear the key to her old home on a chain around her neck. After learning she will be transferring to a new high school, Ruby attempts to run away but is found out.