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“Will you be my reader?”

A mysterious wooden box arrived at the office. The only clue to its contents was the note initialed “SD” woven through its simple twine bow.

Upon opening it, I quickly learned who was trying to win me over with this mystery box: the queen of YA romance herself, Sarah Dessen! On the inside of the box lid was a note asking simply, “Will you be my reader?” A pamphlet repeated the sentiment and provided a timeline of Sarah Dessen’s publications for those of us who might want to catch up on her previous works.

The rest of the goodies in the box were devoted to wooing potential readers — and boy, does SD know the fastest way to this reader’s heart! The box included a set of Instagram-worthy postcards with quotes from her books, a framed quote from her newest novel, chocolates, and, of course, an ARC of Sarah Dessen’s upcoming novel, Once and For All (Viking, June 6th, 2017).

So, after receiving all of these goodies, will I be Sarah Dessen’s reader? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

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