Sunday, July 06, 2014

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

by A. S. King

Please ignore Vera Dietz. Her mother used to be a stripper, and she doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

Please ignore Vera Dietz, just as Vera has been taught to ignore everything bad around her. Ignore her as she ignores her wife-beating neighbor and the neighbor’s son, who is hanging out with the wrong crowd. Ignore her as she ignores the seriously weird sh*t in which her best friend, Charlie, is involved.

Please ignore Vera Dietz and allow her to keep working as a full-time pizza delivery technician. Please ignore her and allow her to complete her senior year of high school. Ignore the company she keeps at the Pizza Pagoda and her sudden taste for vodka coolers.

Please ignore Vera Dietz and her obvious downward spiral since the death of her best friend.

I really enjoyed this novel for young adults. The author takes an honest look at teens, parents, and the world around them.


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