The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

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Fourteen-year-old Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.
ISBN: 9780670012756
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 22 cm.


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Oct 03, 2015

Getting revenge on Sandy Firestone. That’s the only thing Celia Door plans on doing when she walks through the doors of grade nine. She’s full with anger from the year before and refuses to speak about the thing Sandy did to her. But then there's this new guy named Drake, the cool kid from New York City and soon they become friends. He tells his deepest secret to her and makes sure she keeps it that way. Celia’s trapped; what does she do? Keep planning her revenge or threaten her only friendship?
I think that this book pronounces her as a bold voice for teens everywhere. I personally found this book both hilarious and sweet. Celia Door thinks of herself as a brave and confident adult yet she realizes later on that that’s not exactly the case. On the inside, aside from her dark outer exterior, she knows that she is fragile and still hurt from the unspeakable thing that happened last year. But she passes herself off as the complete opposite. Once Celia believes that this is true, she does indeed become the brave and confident young adult she intended to be. Throughout the novel, Celia learns things she didn’t know before about many things; the people in her school, her family, and most importantly, Drake. If you’re looking for a good read that will keep you the edge of your seat, this book is for you. I recommend this book to any teens out there that feel lonely and out of place amongst the rest of their peers.


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