Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock



Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 9
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (May 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0147509955
ISBN-13: 978-0147509956

Praise for THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR

"Karen Finneyfrock is an amazing poet so it is no surprise that her first novel is poetic. It is also hilarious, exciting and as painful as anybody's teenage years. Read it, please." —Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 

“I loved The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door! Celia is a quirky and unique character whose journey—through friendship and secrets and chocolate—will stay with readers long after they close the book.” Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Grey

“What debut novelist Finneyfrock captures perfectly is the powerlessness of being a teen.... Illuminated with flashes of humor, Celia’s narration is expressive, and her poems, which are sprinkled throughout the novel, elucidate her emotional state with grace and specificity.” Kirkus Reviews

“Finneyfrock gives Celia a drily funny voice that keeps the narrative zipping along.” Publishers Weekly

"Finneyfrock weaves characters and plotlines into an entertaining and thought-provoking mix. She succeeds in making her debut much more than a “problem novel” by creating a memorable outsider who is articulate, funny, and brave." SLJ

"Suggest this to fans of David Levithan’s and A. S. King’s books, as well as allteens who feel outside the frenzy of high-school social life." Booklist

"Readers will like Celia and pull for her to learn that being true to herself is the sweetest revenge of all." Bookpage.com

"This well-written, engaging, and ultimately hopeful book offers sympathetic characters with depth and interest.... Many readers will see themselves reflected in these pages." VOYA


That's the day the trouble started.
The trouble that nearly ruined my life.
The trouble that turned me Dark.
The trouble that begs me for revenge.


Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia's quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she's forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.


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Photo Content from Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is due from Viking Children’s Books on February 21, 2013.Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a formerWriter-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches forSeattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germanysponsored by the US Embassy.

        
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1 comment:

  1. Thabk you for the donation! I'd love to read this book :)

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