Marly's Ghost

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Speak, 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.
'Heartbreaking . . . powerful.' Booklist
'Selznicks's cross-hatch pen-and-inks . . . boost the novel's haunting aura.' Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

This is a Valentines related Christmas Carol. It was cute, and very well written. I’m not really that much of a fan for Valentine’s Day but this book does a good job of expressing what the day is ... Read full review

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User Review  - StefanieGeeks - LibraryThing

Good pre-teen read, but Levithan goes the Twilight movie route here: instead of writing it how it is, he goes out of his way to create equality-based characters. In Twilight's (non-book) case a ... 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.

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