Thursday, January 20, 2011

Review: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King

Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author: A. S. King
Pages: 326 pages
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published on: October 12th 2010
Source: Boought
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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.
(Summary from Goodreads)

I loved, loved, loved this book. One of the bests in 2010. At first, I didn't even know such book existed but then Louisse got it and read it then started telling me how great the book was and suited my book preferences. HA! WAS SHE RIGHT?? HELL YEAH! The book was so good, I finished the whole thing in 4 hours. STRAIGHT. I couldn't stop! At one point, I was getting sleepy but loaded myself on an a growth-forbidding drink (caffeine) just so I could go on! I felt like if I stopped, (which I didn't) I wouldn't be able to get the real "essence" of the story so I just kept going on and on and ON! HAHAHAHAHA! Loved this book to bits. It even made me cry at the near end when Charlie (SPOILER ALERT!!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!!! SPOILER ALERT!!!!) confessed his love for Vera but it was already too late because he already died and couldn't do anything anymore except, well, maybe haunt her. I feel sad for Vera because I feel like she feels she's unloved but really she is. Her dad is full of humor too. Everyone- or thing in this book if full of wit and brains. (and the lime-green background with the lighter subject doesn't hurt too!)

A.S King, you smart, funny, talented writer, you! =))



  1. I loved this book too! Vera is such a great character. I also liked how her father was there, versus her mother.
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  2. I am so so so glad you guy dug the book! Thank you for reading and spreading the word. I really appreciate it!

  3. No problem! Cool books like yours deserve it!