So Shelly by Ty Roth

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So Shelly is a delightfully different take on the teenage lifestyle, not cringing at the realities that life can blatantly bestow on the world. With aspects appealing to all audiences and age groups, So Shelly is truly a teenage treasure.
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Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.


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About Ty Roth

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TY ROTH teaches literature and composition at both the high school and university level. He has studied the Romantic poets and enjoys teaching his students about them. He holds a Sociology degree from Xavier University and a Masters of English Literature from the University of Toledo. He lives with his family in Sandusky, Ohio, along the shores of his much-loved Lake Erie.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 338 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Paige McPhee on Mar 18 2011

So Shelly is a delightfully different take on the teenage lifestyle, not cringing at the realities that life can blatantly bestow on the world. With aspects appealing to all audiences and age groups, So Shelly is truly a teenage treasure.

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