The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
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The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

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There's only one thing Celia wants at the beginning of her freshman year of high school: revenge. She used to try to fit in, but now she's turned Dark, which means dressing all in black, keeping her mouth shut in class, and getting back at Sandy Firestone for what Sandy did to her last year. Then Celia's revenge plot threatens to ruin her budding friendship with Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who has trusted Celia with his deepest secret. Can she have her sweet revenge without losing the person she cares about the most?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • SPEAK
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147509955
  • 9780147509956
  • 1,532,428

Review quote

"Karen Finneyfrock is an amazing poet so it is no surprise that her first novel is poetic. It is also hilarious, exciting and as painful as anybody's teenage years. Read it, please."
--Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -- Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author "Karen Finneyfrock is an amazing poet so it is no surprise that her first novel is poetic. It is also hilarious, exciting and as painful as anybody's teenage years. Read it, please."
--Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

"I loved The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door! Celia is a quirky and unique character whose journey--through friendship and secrets and chocolate--will stay with readers long after they close the book."
--Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Grey

"What debut novelist Finneyfrock captures perfectly is the powerlessness of being a teen.... Illuminated with flashes of humor, Celia's narration is expressive, and her poems, which are sprinkled throughout the novel, elucidate her emotional state with grace and specificity."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Finneyfrock gives Celia a drily funny voice that keeps the narrative zipping along."
--Publishers Weekly

"Finneyfrock weaves characters and plotlines into an entertaining and thought-provoking mix. She succeeds in making her debut much more than a "problem novel" by creating a memorable outsider who is articulate, funny, and brave."
--SLJ

"Suggest this to fans of David Levithan's and A. S. King's books, as well as allteens who feel outside the frenzy of high-school social life."
--Booklist

"Readers will like Celia and pull for her to learn that being true to herself is the sweetest revenge of all."
--Bookpage.com

"This well-written, engaging, and ultimately hopeful book offers sympathetic characters with depth and interest.... Many readers will see themselves reflected in these pages."
--VOYA
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About Karen Finneyfrock

Like Celia Door, Karen Finneyfrock grew up filling notebooks full of poems. Now, she lives in Seattle, WA where she teaches workshops on creative writing and travels to perform poetry. Karen has previously published two books of poems. Karen Finneyfrock is also author of Starbird Murphy and the World Outside.
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Rating details

1,187 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 24% (290)
4 35% (412)
3 29% (343)
2 9% (107)
1 3% (35)
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