Marly's Ghost

Marly's Ghost


By (author) David Levithan, Illustrated by Brian Selznick


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  • Publisher: SPEAK
  • Format: Paperback | 163 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 014240912X
  • ISBN 13: 9780142409121
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 127,153

Product description

When Ben's girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine's Day approaches, it makes sense that this day that was once so meaningful to Ben leaves him feeling bitter and hollow. But then Marly shows up--or at least her ghost does--along with three others spirits. Now Ben must take a painful journey through Valentine's Days past, present, and future, and what he discovers will change him forever.

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Author information

David Levithan is a "New York Times "bestselling and award-winning author of many books for teens, including "Boy Meets Boy," "Every Day," "Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist "(with Rachel Cohn), and "Will Grayson, Will Grayson "(with John Green). He is also a publisher and editorial director at Scholastic and teaches at The New School in New York. He lives in New Jersey. Brian Selznick graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. He has since gone on to be an award-winning author-illustrator of many books for children, including "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," which won the Caldecott Medal in 2008 and was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film "Hugo" (directed by Martin Scorsese) and the "New York Times" bestseller Wonderstruck. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California."

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A great addition to the literature of the (Valentine?s) holiday season. (Kirkus Reviews)