The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

(2013)
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

Oh I loved, loved, LOVED this book! Celia Door, aka Celia the Dark, is just starting high school after a horrific end to 8th grade...she loses her best (and only) friend, her parents have separated and the school mean girls, Sandy & Mandy, have targeted her to be their next prey. Needless to say, Celia is NOT looking forward to 9th grade. Then she meets Drake. Drake is the new kid, the super good looking, ultra-cool New Yorker who apparently hasn't received the memo that Celia is "Weird" with a capital "W" and the two develop a wonderful friendship.

Of course, there is A LOT more going on here, but I don't want to give anything away. There is a lot of humor and the characters are very realistic teenagers. In fact, the only thing I didn't like is the neatly packaged "After School Special" ending. Mostly, this book was a delight and I would like to comment on the amazingly perfect cover. So many YA covers don't capture the essence of their book --- this one does just that.

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