The Careful Undressing of Love
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The Careful Undressing of Love

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Everyone who really knows Brooklyn knows Devonairre Street girls are different. They're the ones you shouldn't fall in love with. The ones with the curse. The ones who can get you killed. Lorna Ryder is a Devonairre Street girl, and for years, paying lip service to the curse has been the small price of living in a neighborhood full of memories of her father, one of the thousands killed five years earlier in the 2001 Times Square Bombing. Then her best friend's boyfriend is killed, and suddenly a city paralysed by dread of another terrorist attack is obsessed with Devonairre Street and the price of falling in love. Set in an America where recent history has followed a different path, The Careful Undressing of Love is a love story that will leave readers breathless and unsettled.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 399g
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0399186735
  • 9780399186738
  • 670,659

About Corey Ann Haydu

Corey Ann Haydu is the critically acclaimed author of several novels for young readers novels, including OCD Love Story, which earned her a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Her books have been Junior Library Guild, Indie Next, and BCCB Blue Ribbon selections. Corey lives in Brooklyn with her dog, her fiance, and a wide selection of cheese. www.coreyannhaydu.comshow more

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-The Careful Undressing of Love is a book you relax into. For the first few pages, you're picky, trying to sort Haydu's magical world from our real one, and then it just takes you over. It's weird until it's not, and then it's an examination of love and legacy and family, and the things girls do when we back them into corners and blame them for being there in the first place.---#1 New York Times bestselling author E. K. Johnston -Haydu explores such themes as differingexpressions of grief, destiny versus free will, the unexamined expectation thata girl will love a boy, and the interrelation (or lack thereof ) between sex and love.The slight magical realism and parallel-world setting add to this wrenching novel's lyricism--and make the pain somewhat easier to bear.---The Horn Book Magazine-A carefully layered exploration of the age-old question, -Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?---Kirkus -Both straightforward and lyrical, this is a compelling read, a decidedly ambiguous portrayal of love that will resonate with those tired of formulaic romances.---Booklist -Heartbreakingly beautiful and haunting, Haydu holds your heart in her hands as you travel through the pages of this story.---Romantic Times, Top Pick. -The Careful Undressing of Love is sad and strange and beautiful. I will be marveling over Corey Ann Haydu's writing for days to come.---Johanna Albrecht, bookseller at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC. Praise for Corey Ann Haydu â -Haydu explores a sweet, unconventional romance alongside her characters' well-known (but little-understood) disorder. Heartwarming, frequently funny, and wholly honest, this debut novel is, well, compulsively readable.- -- Horn Book, starred review of OCD Love Story â -Witty, affecting, and ferociously individual.- -- BCCB, starred review of OCD Love Story -Tender, wise, and heartbreakingly lovely, this story is as brilliant as a stolen star, and every bit as magical. Prepare to be enchanted.- -- Katherine Applegate, Newbery-award winning author on Rules for Stealing Stars â -Haydu masterfully portrays the stress of living with an alcoholic parent.... A well-crafted blend of realism and fantasy. Give to fans of Holly Goldberg Sloan's Counting By 7s and Sarah Weeks's So B It.- -School Library Journal, starred review of Rules for Stealing Starsshow more

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286 ratings
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5 22% (63)
4 29% (82)
3 28% (81)
2 14% (41)
1 7% (19)
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