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Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose
Edited by Gillian McCain & Legs McNeil
April 5, 2016; Tradepaper, ISBN 9781492609629
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Praise for Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose
“A rare, no-holds-barred documentation of an American teenager’s life.” –Publishers Weekly
“The voice is authentic, this book is an experience.’ –Kirkus
“The writing style has a beautiful lyricism…Readers will appreciate this unflinchingly honest work.” –School Library Journal
“Mary Rose’s diary is a heart-wrenching tale of a young girl trying to figure everything out…It will appeal to teens.” –VOYA Magazine
“One of the most powerful stories we’ve read this year.” –Justine Magazine
They call me a freak.
I’m sick of it. It makes me want dangerous, bad things. Drugs—hard drugs—and people who are bad for me, but I don’t care, because I’m so lonely and no matter what their intentions are at least they’re talking to me…
They say that high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. But what if that’s just not true?
More than anything, Mary Rose wants to fit in. To be loved. And she’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Even if it costs her her life.
Told through the raw and unflinching diary entries of a real teen, Mary Rose struggles with addiction, bullying, and a deadly secret. Her compelling story will inspire you—and remind you that you’re not alone.
About the Editors:
Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil are co-authors of the highly acclaimed Please Kill Me: An Oral History of Punk. McNeil is a former editor at Spin and co-founder of Punk Magazine. Always drawn to “teen misfit” stories, he heard about Mary Rose’s journal through a neighbor and immediately knew it had to be shared. McCain has also collaborated on several poetry and photography collections. She is on the board of directors of The Poetry Project and currently lives in New York City.
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