This Gorgeous Game
A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER. Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s... show more
A CHILLING NOVEL ABOUT THE ISOLATION OF BEING STALKED AND THE ABUSE OF POWER. Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it? This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.
Publish date: 2010-05-25
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, High School
Also appears on The Screaming Nitpicker.Before her eyes, Olivia Peters's dreams are coming true. A story she entered in a writing contest won first place and as a prize, she is enrolled free of charge in a college fiction seminar taught by Father Mark Brendan, famous author and Olivia's idol, who is...
This is a very emotional story, and I really felt for Olivia. I really appreciate what the author was trying to do. This Gorgeous Game has a very compelling premise, it makes you want to know how something like this can escalate, and how you can find yourself in this situation. The answer little by...
For more info and reviews please visit my Book Review Blog here - A Life Bound By Books3.5 Stars - From the beginning of This Gorgeous Game right through to the end, it had creepy written all over it. It’s a story about our main character, Olivia and the horrible events she faces at the hands of som...
This Gorgeous Game is a chilling look at a serious situation, stalking. Olivia Peters lives, breathes, and eats writing. She loves it to her core. So when she has the opportunity to work with her literary idol, Father Mark, she is beyond ecstatic. But what Olivia thinks is a dream opportunity slowly...
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