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    DescriptionVera'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 Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Please Ignore Vera Dietz
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. S. King
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 326
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375865640
    ISBN 10: 0375865640
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
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    BISAC V2.8: JUV039030
    B&T General Subject: 218
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    B&T Approval Code: X11824000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    LC classification: PZ7.K5693 PL 2012
    Thema V1.0: FF, YXG
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings, charts
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    A.S. King is the award-winning author of young adult books including "Reality Boy, " "Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, "and "The Dust of 100 Dogs. "She has visited hundreds of schools to talk about empowerment, self-reliance and self-awareness. Find more at www.as-king.com. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review, September 15, 2010: "A harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of adolescent angst gone awry. Vera and Charlie are lifelong buddies whose relationship is sundered by high school and hormones; by the start of their senior year, the once-inseparable pair is estranged. In the aftermath of Charlie's sudden death, Vera is set adrift by grief, guilt and the uncomfortable realization that the people closest to her are still, in crucial ways, strangers. As with King's first novel, "The Dust of 100 Dogs" (2009), this is chilling and challenging stuff, but her prose here is richly detailed and wryly observant. The story unfolds through authentic dialogue and a nonlinear narrative that shifts fluidly among Vera's present perspective, flashbacks that illuminate the tragedies she's endured, brief and often humorous interpolations from "the dead kid," Vera's father and even the hilltop pagoda that overlooks their dead-end Pennsylvania town. 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." "(Fiction. 14 & up) " Publishers Weekly, starred review, October 11, 2010: "Beginning with the funeral of Charlie Kahn, high school senior Vera's neighbor and former best friend, this chilling and darkly comedic novel offers a gradual unfolding of secrets about the troubled teenagers, their families, and their town. Though Charlie's death hangs heavily over Vera, she has the road ahead mapped out: pay her way through community college with her job delivering pizza while living "cheap" in her father's house. But first she has to face her fractured relationship with her father, a recovering alcoholic who worries about her drinking; the absence of her mother, who left six years earlier; and the knowledge that she could clear Charlie's suspected guilt in a crime. Vera is the primary narrator, though her father, Charlie (posthumously), and e