Dying to Know You

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Abrams, Apr 23, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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In Dying to Know You, award-winning author Aidan Chambers has created an indelible portrait of a young man discovering his own voice in the world, and has constructed a love story that is as much about the mind as it is the heart. In this contemporary love story, a teenage boy named Karl enlists a famous writer to help him impress his girlfriend, Fiorella. She has asked him to write her a letter in which he reveals his true self. But Karl isn't convinced he's good enough with words, so he tracks down Fiorella's favorite author and begs him to take up the task. The writer reluctantly assents, on the condition that Karl agree to a series of interviews, so that the letter will be based on an authentic portrait of Karl. The letter, though effective, has unexpected consequences for Karl, Fiorella, and the writer.

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

This is an unusual book, in that it's marketed as young adult, while it's narrator is a senior citizen who sometimes talks about his aches and pains. I loved this story about, ultimately, a special ... Read full review

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User Review  - JustSitAndWooui - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book! I got it for Christmas -without asking for it. And before that I've already heard about it but I didn't know anything about the plot and I had no intention to buy it. But I ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Aidan Chambers has received international acclaim and won every major young adult prize, including the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in Gloucester, England, with his wife, Nancy. To learn more, visit him online at www.aidanchambers.co.uk.

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