Author(s): A. S. King
'One of the best YA writers working today.' John Green
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 Dietzis an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic and always surprising.
A. S. Kingis the award-winning author of eight acclaimed YA novels. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietzearned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask the Passengerswon the 2013 Los Angeles TimesBook Prize. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after a decade in Ireland living off the land and teaching adult literacy.
'A harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of adolescent angst gone awry. The author depicts the journey to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence, addiction and ignorance as an arduous one, but Vera's path glimmers with grace and hope.' Kirkus Reviews
'Watching characters turn into the people they've long fought to avoid becoming is painful, but seeing them rise above it, reflect, and move on makes this title a worthy addition to any YA collection.' Booklist
'This is a strong and engaging book about growing up and coming-of-age...The ending is hopeful and uplifting but in no way unrealistic.' Reading Time
'Bullying, grief, abandonment and dysfunctional families are ever with us and King uses the language and insights of young people to put these before us in a very accessible way.' Otago Daily Times
'A moving and thought-provoking read.' BookMooch
I really enjoyed this teen novel- it has lots of issues that teens need to face; it has a ghost of sorts (without being a ghost story); it has themes of loyalty and trust (all broken at some stage or other). On top of that is the style - light, while not being flippant about issues, and with a good mixture of what's going on now and what was in the past
- Kathleen, @ Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop. March 2018.
A.S. King is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed YA novels. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask The Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. John Green called her 'one of the best YA writers working today.' King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.