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La Dulce Venganza De Celia Door (2013)

by Karen Finneyfrock(Favorite Author)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 3
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review 1: Solid YA story starring Celia the Dark, as she calls herself. A creative, smart girl who suffers at the hands of a pair of mean girls at her school, she finds a friend in new guy Drake and solace in the poetry she writes. The style of bullying that Celia goes through was particularly believable-- just the sorts of things that seem upsetting from an adult's perspective but soul crushing from a teen's.
review 2: I loved this book and was so moved and crushed by its presentation of teenage cruelty and fragility and darkness. I identified so much with Celia that I felt as though I was reading about myself at fourteen, and it's not hard to imagine that plenty of other poetry-loving outcasts might feel the same way. The plot kept me tearing through the book--I really
... more didn't want to put it down. I appreciate Finneyfrock's deft handling of the really tough issues her characters are working through: bullying, parents' separation, and some other significant developments. I wish I'd had this book when I was fourteen and dark. less
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Contemporary story with 14 year old gay coming out, but books generally inspid.
Oh, what a great book! Fun, good, and yeah, I just really enjoyed it!
I liked this book almost as much as 13 Reasons Why.
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