Feeling Sorry for Celia

Feeling Sorry for Celia

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A #1 Bestseller in Australia and Book Sense 76 Pick

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, because her English teacher wants to rekindle the "Joy of the Envelope," a Complete and Utter Stranger knows more about Elizabeth than anyone else.

But Elizabeth is on the verge of some major changes. She may lose her best friend, find a wonderful new friend, kiss the sexiest guy alive, and run in a marathon.
So much can happen in the time it takes to write a letter...

A #1 bestseller in Australia, this fabulous debut is a funny, touching, revealing story written entirely in the form of letters, messages, postcards--and bizarre missives from imaginary organizations like The Cold Hard Truth Association.

Feeling Sorry for Celia captures, with rare acuity, female friendship and the bonding and parting that occurs as we grow. Jaclyn Moriarty's hilariously candid novel shows that the roller coaster ride of being a teenager is every bit as fun as we remember--and every bit as harrowing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780312287368
0312287364
9780312269234
0312269234
Branch Call Number: YF MORIARTY
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 22 cm

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multcolib_susannel Jul 17, 2017

As if begining high school wasn't enough, Elizabeth's best friend runs away(again), she has to write letters to a perfect stranger AND she find messages left for her by a secret admirer.

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CAROWOZFAN
Sep 22, 2013

Really good... I love running too!:)

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elfster14
Aug 05, 2012

Very good! Interesting writing style. Recommended. Quite emotional.

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kalio
May 18, 2009

"Dear Miss Clarry,

It has come to our attention that you are incredibly bad at being a teenager.

Yours sincerely,
The Association of Teenagers"

This is just one of the letters Australian teenager Elizabeth Clarry writes and receives as she begins her first year of high school. Her best friend Celia has run away, her normally absent father is back in town, her communication with her mother consists of wacky notes left on the refrigerator, and an English assignment requires her to write to a Complete and Utter Stranger. A funny and touching coming-of-age story, Feeling Sorry for Celia is a best-seller in Australia and was a nominee for Best Book of the Year by the American Library Association.

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Sep 22, 2013

CAROWOZFAN thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Mar 11, 2010

From back cover of book:

A #1 Bestseller in Australia

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Book Sense 76 Pick

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, because her English teacher wants to rekindle the "Joy of the Envelope," and now a Complete and Utter Stranger knows more about Elizabeth than anyone else. A #1 bestseller in Australia, this fabulous debut is a funny, touching, revealing story written entirely in the form of letters, messages, postcards, and bizarre missives from imaginary organizations like "The Cold Hard Truth Association."

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