“Karen Finneyfrock is an amazing poet so it is no surprise that her first novel is poetic. It is also hilarious, exciting and as painful as anybody’s teenage years. Read it, please.—Sherman Alexie, National Book Award-Winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Celia Door enters her freshman year with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.
Then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest secret. When Celia’s quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she’s forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.
“This might be the truest book I’ve ever read about the casual cruelty of bullying. Celia Door is a heroine to laugh with, cry with, and cheer for.”
—Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and Where She Went
“Celia is a quirky and unique character whose journey—through
friendship and secrets and chocolate—will stay with readers long
after they close the book.”
—Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between
Shades of Gray
“Hats—and hoodies— off to Karen Finneyfrock for an outstanding first
novel that manages to be entertaining and important at the same time.”
—James Howe, author of The Misfits
“Finneyfrock gives Celia a drily funny voice that keeps the narrative zipping along.” —Publishers Weekly
“Revenge may be sweet, but the joys of friendship and following your own star prove even sweeter in this engaging…novel about a creative, rebellious youngster.” —Kirkus
“[Celia Door is] a memorable outsider who is articulate, funny, and brave.” —School Library Journal