Dear Reader by Mark Samuel audiobook

Dear Reader: A Novel

By Mary O'Connell
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427286680

  • ISBN: 9781427286680

Runtime: 9.22 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel.

For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong.

The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she's in trouble.

So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Imaginative, fresh, and sometimes wickedly funny, and a book with real compassion at its core. I loved everything about it.” Laura Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author
“Breaks the YA genre wide open. Captivating, intelligent, and exquisitely written.” Wendy Lawless, New York Times bestselling author
“Candy for the literary soul; give this title to strong readers and classics lovers.” School Library Journal
“It’s like a book dipped in love, and I can’t think of another quite like it.” Alison Umminger, author of American Girls
“Readers of this novel will discover an unforgettable testament to the power of imagination, friendship, and our enduring capacity for self-discovery.” Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant
“Weird and wonderfulA story for anyone who believes in the power of books to help you figure out your life and remind you to go out and live it.” Book Riot
“Full of catty private school girls, mystery, and boys who make your heart ache, this book has something for everyone…This tale can be considered a must-have YA for classic literature fans.” RT Book Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Samuel

Author Bio: Mark Samuel

Mark Samuel is the founder and CEO of IMPAQ, an international consulting firm that teaches organizations how to thrive in the competitive global marketplace. He has championed sustainable improvement in companies such as Michelin, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard. An award-winning public speaker, he lives in Los Angeles. 

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Mary O'Connell

Author Bio: Mary O'Connell

MARY O’CONNELL is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and the author of the short story collection Living with Saints and the YA novel The Sharp Time. She is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship and a Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award. She lives with her husband and her three children in Lawrence, Kansas.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Mary O'Connell

Author Bio: Mary O'Connell

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.22
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English