I recently finished Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham and loved every moment of reading it. Here are my thoughts:
Fourteen year old Georgie Harris feels like she has no one to talk to. Not her bully of a step-father, Tone Deaf or her mum, who always takes his side and her best friend is obsessed with the latest diets and getting a boyfriend. All Georgie wants to do is go to the local drama workshop over the summer but Tone-Deaf makes sure she will stay at home to look after her tooth-fairy obsessed sister. With no one to talk to Georgie begins to email Dylan Curtland, an actor from her favourite soap opera Jessop Close. When Dylan starts emailing her back Georgie finally feels like someone is listening to her and actually cares. Georgie begins to tell him everything but is everything all as it seems? A first crush. An unexpected friendship and a dream come true.
Dear Dylan is funny, quirky and true. An emotionally compelling story . Georgie is an honest character that you can completely relate too. We all have those friends that are weight-obsessed or feel like they desperately need a boyfriend. Each and every part of Georgie Siobhan Curham truly captivates. Dear Dylan is told in a completely unique way, through emails, but still is able to bring across a powerful emotion and connection between the characters at both ends of the email. This story has strong characters, I didn't want this book to end. With beautiful descriptions and writing in a book that just flows. Along with all of this it handles such serious subjects like Domestic Abuse and using substances but in a such a smart way. Dear Dylan is packed with everything you want in a great YA Novel. You will laugh and you will be moved close to tears with this heart-wrenching novel. As Georgie would say this book is completely 'Frost Free'. I truly loved every moment of this book.
Recommended Age: 11+
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