Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose


From the publisher:Every word you read in this journal is the absolute, unvarnished truth. Told through Mary Rose's actual diary entries, DEAR NOBODY is a raw and gripping account of a girl that grapples with the typical angst of teen life-love, happiness, heartbreak-but also struggles with drug and alcohol addiction and a terminal illness that loom over her life.  Intense and authentic, this an eye-opening account of a girl so desperate to be loved, so eager to fit in that she'll go to extremes that could cost her life.Already critics are buzzing:*        "A rare, no-holds-barred documentation of an American teenager's life."-Publishers Weekly*        "The voice is authentic, this book is an experience."-Kirkus ReviewsMary Rose died when she was 17. As much as she hoped, a cure for her terminal illness has not been found."I feel like a real life loser-and the game is life. I'm failing everywhere-academically, emotionally, socially, and even intellectually. I am losing myself on a bet. A bet that I can survive, that I can still be what destiny wants me to be."Her editors, Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, have given Mary Rose the voice that life and circumstances denied her. A vitally important and compelling read that's sure to engender controversy and discussion, it's a not-to-be-forgotten book, and destined to be a true diary classic.My thoughts:This is an unputtdownable page turner that is both heart breaking and life changing. Mary Rose is that teenager who is looking for love and belonging--she speaks to that need that is human in all of us. For fans of Go Ask Alice and books with a raw voice full of strife, longing and need. It will break your heart. This book is an emotional roller coaster that will pull you in. Teens will love this book.Visit the publisher's webpage for more!<>

Recommended by:  Pamela Thompson, Library Media Specialist, Texas USA

978140228789   336 pages   For Mature Readers Ages 14 and up

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