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Dear Nobody

Written by Berlie Doherty

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In a nutshell: Iconic | Outspoken | Big Issues | Difficult Truths

The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two viewpoints - that of Helen as she writes her thoughts in a series of letters to the unborn baby, the Dear Nobody of the title, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives events as Helen is in labour. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first.

The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

Dear Nobody Synopsis

DEAR NOBODY by Berlie Doherty, winner of the Carnegie Medal, is a compelling story told from two points of view, evoking the feelings of both Helen, in a series of letters to the unborn baby, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives the events of their relationship while Helen is in labour.

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Dear Nobody Press Reviews

'I have never read a book that evokes so vividly how it feels to be a teenager in love.' Daily Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780141368948
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141368948
Publication date: 4th August 2016
Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: YA readers
Genres: General Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Classics

About Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire. To read a question and answer session with Berlie Doherty please click here.  

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