The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

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"Karen Finneyfrock is an amazing poet so it is no surprise that her first novel is poetic. It is also hilarious, exciting and as painful as anybody's teenage years. Read it, please."
—Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

That's the day the trouble started.
The trouble that nearly ruined my life.
The trouble that turned me Dark.
The trouble that begs me for revenge.

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia's quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she's forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
 

About Karen Finneyfrock

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Karen Finneyfrock (finneyfrock.wordpress.com) is a poet, novelist, and teaching artist. She has published two books of poetry; The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door is her first young adult novel.
 
Published February 21, 2013 by Speak. 288 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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Revenge may be sweet, but the joys of friendship and following your own star prove even sweeter in this engaging, low-key novel about a creative, rebellious youngster.

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Ninth-grader Celia Door lives in Hershey, Pa., home to chocolate and a sea of vanilla classmates. With a black wardrobe to match her outlook, Celia considers herself “Dark,” a permanent outsider who h

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Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

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far from a problem, it sets up a wonderful scenario for friendship, as Celia helps Drake woo his crush back home, and Drake helps Celia prioritize her dreams of becoming a poet rather than revenge over mean girl Sandy Firestone.

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