Friday, July 2, 2010
REVIEW: Feeling Sorry For Celia by Jacyln Moriarty
SYNOPSIS: Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father suddenly reappears, and her communication with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, because her English teacher wants to rekindle the "Joy of the Envelope," a Complete and Utter Stranger knows more about Elizabeth than anyone else.
But Elizabeth is on the verge of some major changes. She may lose her best friend, find a wonderful new friend, kiss the sexiest guy alive, and run in a marathon.
So much can happen in the time it takes to write a letter...
REVIEW: This is my first Jacyln Moriarty book and I must admit that she has totally touched my heart with it. I also have a soft spot for epistolary novels and thus the narrative style of the book was an added bonus. With many e-mails and letters, I was almost living in the minds of the characters, which made the book so much more interesting.
This was Jacyln Moriarty’s very first book and no wonder she had captured so many hearts with it! It is undoubtedly the best book I have read in till now in this year. I am yet to read another sweet and simple tale of friendship as this. I loved the friendship between Elizabeth and Christina!
An interesting tale of Elizabeth Clarry trying to figure out the various changing relationships in her life, Feeling Sorry For Celia combines joy and sadness in a poignant way. Moriarty’s writing made the book so much fun. She has incredible panache in her writing. She so incredibly and smoothly combined issues like teenage sex, pangs of first love, teenage friendship and impulsive teen attitude with clever narrative in this beautiful tale of friendship.
I recommend this book highly. It’s for everyone-teens and older readers alike. This is a great way to relive your teens. I could totally connect with Elizabeth and her emotions(or rather the changing emotions towards her relations).You cannot miss out on this book! It’s a great summer read! If I were an author, I would have surely wished that I had written a book like this!
My Rating: 5/5