Feeling Sorry for Celia
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... show more
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... Feeling Sorry for Celia captures, with rare acuity, female friendship and the bonding and parting that occurs as we grow. Jaclyn Moriarty's hilariously candid novel shows that the roller coaster ride of being a teenager is every bit as fun as we remember-and every bit as harrowing. Author Biography: Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney with four sisters, one brother, two dogs, and twelve chickens. She studied English and Law at the University of Sydney, received her Master's degree at Yale, and received her PhD at Cambridge University. She now lives in Sydney, where she works as a Media and Entertainment Lawyer. This is her first novel.
Publish date: March 8th 2001
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Series: Ashbury/Brookfield (#1)
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Feeling Sorry for Celia is hilarious, heartfelt, and an absolute delight. Moriarty's specialty seems to be novels told in an epistolary form and her talent comes alive in this novel. Elizabeth, the protagonist of our tale, begins a written correspondence with Christina, a girl from a neighboring sch...
Things are changing for Elizabeth Clarry, and changing fast. From her disappearing best friend to her letter-based new one, from rekindling a relationship with her father to the agonies of a first love, we join Elizabeth as she finds her feet and grows comfortable in her skin.Firstly, this book is t...
3.75 stars - I didn't really like this in the beginning and it seemed like it was aimed at a much younger audience, but then maybe halfway through it got interesting and I actually enjoyed it a bit.