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Please Ignore Vera Dietz

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
'One of the best YA writers working today.' John Green

Vera's spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she's kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone - the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic and always surprising.

A. S. King is the award-winning author of eight acclaimed YA novels. Her novel Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask the Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after a decade in Ireland living off the land and teaching adult literacy.

'A harrowing but ultimately redemptive tale of adolescent angst gone awry. The author depicts the journey to overcome a legacy of poverty, violence, addiction and ignorance as an arduous one, but Vera's path glimmers with grace and hope.' Kirkus Reviews

'Watching characters turn into the people they've long fought to avoid becoming is painful, but seeing them rise above it, reflect, and move on makes this title a worthy addition to any YA collection.' Booklist

'This is a strong and engaging book about growing up and coming-of-age... The ending is hopeful and uplifting but in no way unrealistic.' Reading Time

'Bullying, grief, abandonment and dysfunctional families are ever with us and King uses the language and insights of young people to put these before us in a very accessible way.' Otago Daily Times

'A moving and thought-provoking read.' BookMooch


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"Brilliant. Funny. Really special." - Ellen Hopkins


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Used availability for A S King's Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Hardback Editions

April 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): A S King
ISBN: 0-606-23885-9 / 978-0-606-23885-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
ISBN: 0-375-86586-1 / 978-0-375-86586-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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October 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
ISBN: 0-375-96586-6 / 978-0-375-96586-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King (author)
ISBN: 1-925603-28-8 / 978-1-925603-28-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
ISBN: 0-375-86564-0 / 978-0-375-86564-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
ISBN: 0-307-94210-4 / 978-0-307-94210-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
Publisher: Text Publishing
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Please Ignore Vera Dietz
Author(s): A S King
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA