Sarah Dessen has wriotten many novels. Two of her books are Lock and Key and Just Listen. In both novels, the main characters have trouble within their families and at school. In Lock and Key, the main character, Ruby, moves in with her sister and her husband after her mother abandoned her. Ruby begins attending a fancy private school and is very upset by the transfer from an underfunded public school to the private school. In Just Listen, a teenage girl named Anabel struggles at home with her older sister, who's developed an eating disorder. Anabel has trouble at school after her old best friend spread rumors. Both novels revolve around the characters finding themselves and finding people they can rely on.