Publisher- Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre- Realistic Fiction/ Mystery
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It's been over a year since Charlie Broke Vera's heart. Twice. The first time when he betrayed her, destroying endless years of friendship and their blossoming love. The second time was when he died.
Now Vera's trying everything she can to forget about it. Working endless shifts at the Pagoda, the local pizza place. When that doesn't work she can always sneak some vodka coolers into her car and drink into oblivion, because whenever Vera has time to think she remembers what truly happened on the day Charlie died, not the twisted, messed up story every one else thinks is true.
Charlie, however, has a different Idea. He knows he's innocent and he'll do what ever he can to drive Vera to tell the truth. After all, there's not much else to do when ones dead... If only Vera would stop being so stubborn and come out with it already.Please ignore Vera Dietz was really different. This was the First book I've read from A.S King and I have to say I really liked it! Vera Diets was Unique in a different way. although the book was from Vera's POV, there were chapters titled "A word form the Pagoda" and "a word from the dead kid." along with flash backs of Vera and Charlie from among the years. all of that was flawlessly tied into the mystery of what happened to charlie.
Its hard to find a Genre to put this book under. I suppose its Mystery, but theirs none of that Nancy Drew supper sleuth stuff that i despise, there are flashes of paranormal-ness since Charlie is a ghost, and interacts with Vera sometimes. and it is realistic fiction, because its mainly that.
I do like the cover, I think it reflects the book well, even though the cover its self doesn't make me want to read it. It was captivating and fast paced with out any action (which is quite hard to do) and Kings unique writing style makes you unable to stop reading until the last word.