Saturday, December 17, 2011

Feeling Sorry for Celia

I loved Feeling Sorry for Celia. It's about Elizabeth Clarry, who lives in Sydney, Australia. Her BFF Celia runs away to join the circus and sends her postcards. When Elizabeth goes to get Celia back, all Celia goes is disappear again. And again. It's very funny. What's also funny is the imaginary notes that organizations sends Elizabeth, and the wacky notes her mom leaves her. What's cool about FSFC is that Elizabeth meets a new best friend. She writes letter to a girl at a public school in the city. Elizabeth goes to private school and gets letters through her English teacher. Elizabeth is also a crazy runner, who absolutely just loves to run. She is in training for a half-marathon! Oh, and what about the mysterious guy stranger who rides her bus. There's four of them. But only one writes her notes and thinks she's cute. Who is he? FSFC is full of drama, and is about friendship and family and love. It's a great Australian book.

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.

(Summary from Good Reads)