Dying to Know You - Aidan Chambers

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Dying to Know You - Aidan Chambers

"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 isns 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."

This book is an amazing story about life and the friendships we make.

The story is about an 18 year-old boy named Karl, coming to terms with himself and with life. He enlists the help of the narrator, a 75 year-old novelist. At the beginning, he needs his help to write his feelings on a list of various topics, as his girlfriend has asked him to do this for her. The narrator, see's a lot of himself in this young boy, and agree's to help. What's to follow is a journey with high's and low's, pushing the boundaries of friendship and feelings.

This book was absolutely fantastic, and utterly heart-warming. To watch this friendship blossom, between two men of extremely differing ages is truely astounding. Men, women, young and old should read this book, to renew a little love that may be lost.

Dying to Know You is released April 1, 2012.
You can pre-order a copy by following the links below!
Book Depository
Barnes and Noble

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Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. Loved your post and review. i will be looking for this novel, based on that. Thank you

  2. Dying to Know You sounds like something I'd enjoy. Plus, I love the quirky cover. Very creative. Thanks for your simple but enlightening review!


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