Dying to Know You

By CHAMBERS, Aidan

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ISBN
978-1-4197-0165-8
Publisher
Abrams Amulet


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 9 Up—Quiet, good-looking, and sensitive, 18-year-old Karl Williamson has a secret. He's dyslexic and much better with his hands than with words. When Fiorella, his new love interest, insists he open up to her in writing, he seeks help from a prominent local author. There are shades of Cyrano de Bergerac, but this is not a retelling of the classic. Karl's ghostwriter isn't a rival for Fiorella's affection. Rather, he's a 75-year-old unnamed novelist dealing with his own ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on April 1, 2012

Is a book narrated by a septuagenarian really a young adult novel? It is in the hands of Aidan Chambers, whose penchant for narrative experimentation (which here includes dialogues and monologues, e-mail and instant messaging, original poetry, and metafiction) dovetails nicely with the chaos and turbulence of adolescence. The unnamed seventy-five-year-old narrator, a famous author, agrees to help Karl, a dyslexic eighteen-year-old boy, w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

The unnamed seventy-five-year-old narrator, a famous author, agrees to help Karl, a dyslexic eighteen-year-old boy, impress his book...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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