Sarah Dessen (born June 6, 1970) is an American novelist who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Born in Illinois, Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her first book, That Summer, was published in 1996. She has since published more than a dozen other novels and novellas....
The first boy is always the hardest to get over. It's just the way the world works.
Disappointment is part of life. Just like change.
—Sarah Dessen in The Moon and More