Thursday, August 8, 2013

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

That’s it. I love A.S. King. Like, love her love her. Not in a creepy way. I just want to marry her books and I want her to perform the ceremony. Maybe she can move in with me? Too much?

I think Vera Dietz is my new favorite heroine of all time. She was a complex and flawed character and I loved her for it. I can’t imagine going through what she went through and surviving it. She made mistakes but they were understandable ones. Sometimes while reading I felt like I knew her. She felt so real. I need to re-read Vera again. I can’t top thinking about her.

Vera wasn’t the only aspect of the book I enjoyed. The relationships in the book were very difficult, amazingly written and complex as well. I think the Charlie-Vera relationship was the one that impacted me the most throughout the book. It started out simple and it progressed into a catastrophe. And even though I knew in my heart that Charlie wasn’t good for Vera, my heart died a little every time I remembered that he was dead. That’s how much I loved his character.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz was intriguing, fast paced and a book you’ll be thinking about for a long time after you've read it. If you haven’t read a book written by King do read this one first. I think this one is a good introduction to A.S. King’s writing world.

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