Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 12th 2010
“Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.
So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?
Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising.”
Expectations: I had heard wonderful things about A. S. King and her writing. I was hoping that I would enjoy it as much as other people seemed to.
My Thoughts: Wow…alot of emotions after finishing that book. I enjoyed it alot, I can say that much. The writing is good, and I love all the different perspectives. It worked very well for the story. The flashbacks worked out very well to. I do however wish I could have gotten a bit more out of Charlie’s character. Jenny Flick and her band of “detention-heads” were realistic and believable and I liked that. Vera felt so realistic it was scary. Her father kind of plucked my nerves at times but not too much. The plot was okay, but the ending was great. The end of the book was just the beginning for her and her father. The cover is perfect. End of story. Overall I’m going to give this book four stars. It wasn’t perfect but I really enjoyed getting to know Vera and Charlie. I enjoyed King’s writing and hope to get my hands on more of her books in the future.
“A.S. King is the author of the critically-acclaimed EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS (Little, Brown 2011) the Edgar Award nominated and 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ (Knopf 2010) and award-winning THE DUST OF 100 DOGS (Flux 2009) and other fiction for teens and adults. Next up: ASK THE PASSENGERS coming October 2012.”
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