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Dying to Know You
by Chambers, Aidan (Author)
In this contemporary love story, Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked Karl to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isn't convinced he's good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorella's favorite author and begs him to take up the task.
Age Range: From 14 to 17
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books (View Publisher's Titles), April 2012
Product Dimensions: 8.6 L × 5.6 W × 1.2 H
Publisher Marketing: In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart.
In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isn't convinced he's good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorella's favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agree to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.
Praise for Dying to Know You
Deliberate in pace and carefully insightful in its investigation of character, Chamber's latest is a work of art that repays multiple readings.--Booklist, starred review
This quietly understated performance captures the wistfulness of music in a minor key and is ultimately successful in its life-affirming message.
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