Marly's Ghost

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Penguin Group USA, Oct 18, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 163 pages
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When Ben's girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine's Day approaches, it makes sense that this day that was once so meaningful to Ben leaves him feeling bitter and hollow. But then Marly shows up--or at least her ghost does--along with three others spirits. Now Ben must take a painful journey through Valentine's Days past, present, and future, and what he discovers will change him forever.

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A sweet, heart-breaking love story. - Goodreads
But I love Levithan's writing, so I may be biased. - Goodreads
It kept my attention - it was an interesting plot idea. - Goodreads
The writing, however, was, as usual, fantastic. - Goodreads
The book is strongest in its character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

3.5/5 A lot of David Levithan fans disliked this book. I love the story of A Christmas Carol (I say 'the story' because I've yet to read the original), but even so, I figured I would be disappointed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha Smith - Goodreads

This book is an exact copy of "A Christmas Carol" and I did not appreciate it. Read full review

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David Levithan is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of many books for teens, including Boy Meets Boy, Every Day, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He is also a publisher and editorial director at Scholastic and teaches at The New School in New York. He lives in New Jersey.

Brian Selznick graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. He has since gone on to be an award-winning author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which won the Caldecott Medal in 2008 and was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Hugo (directed by Martin Scorsese) and the New York Times bestseller Wonderstruck. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.