Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Vera'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.
I really enjoyed this teen novel- it has lots of issues that teens need to face; it has a ghost of sorts (without being a ghost story); it has themes of loyalty and trust (all broken at some stage or other). On top of that is the style - light, while not being flippant about issues, and with a good mixture of what's going on now and what was in the past
- Kathleen, @ Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
A.S. King is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed YA novels. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask The Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. John Green called her 'one of the best YA writers working today.' King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.