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Dear Reader

Dear Reader

For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School at is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney's AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favourite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving b... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781250077080
Barcode 9781250077080
Published 27 June 2017 by Flatiron Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By O'Connell, Mary
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ISBN-13 9781250077080
ISBN-10 1250077087
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Publication Date 27 June 2017
International Publication Date 1 June 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Connell, Mary
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Teacher-student relationships, Missing persons, Characters and characteristics in literature, Characters in literature, High school students - Books and reading
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 753303

Description of this Book

Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in this whip-smart and poignant novel For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School at is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Bronte's novel. Could it be?With inimitable wit and heart, Mary O'Connell has crafted a love letter to reading, to the books that make us who we are. Dear Reader, charming and heartbreaking, is a novel about finding your people, on the page in the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Weird and wonderful . . . a story for anyone who believes in the power of books to help you figure out your life and remind you to go out and live it. <b> Book Riot</b></p> I loved <i>Dear Reader</i> the wild romance of it, the joy in the language, and the celebration of the imagination that the whole book is. It s like a book dipped in love, and I can t think of another quite like it. <b> Alison Umminger</b>, author of <i>American Girls</i></p> <i>Dear Reader</i> breaks the YA genre wide open. Captivating, intelligent, and exquisitely written. <b>Wendy Lawless, </b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Chanel Bonfire</i></p> Imaginative, fresh, and sometimes wickedly funny, and a book with real compassion at its core. I loved everything about it. <b>Laura Moriarty, </b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Chaperone</i></p>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mary O'Connell is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop and the author of the short story collection Living with Saints and the YA novel The Sharp Time. She is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. She lives with her husband and her three children in Lawrence, Kansas.

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