Every Exquisite Thing (Hardcover)

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Have you ever gotten a little obsessed with a book?  Felt a kinship with others who love it too?  What if you could meet the author, but the author wouldn't give you any answers to your billion questions?  What if every exquisite thing felt botched and wrong and you just didn't even know who you are anymore?  What if you feel all of these things and you are only in high school? 

Then read this.

— From Sarah


Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of "The Bubblegum Reaper"--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens.
As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.
A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, "Every Exquisite Thing" is Matthew Quick at his finest.

About the Author

Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Silver Linings Playbook," "The Good Luck of Right Now," and three young adult novels, "Sorta Like a Rock Star," "Boy21," and "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock." His work has been translated into thirty languages, and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. The Weinstein Company and David O. Russell adapted "The Silver Linings Playbook" into an Academy Award winning film. Q lives in North Carolina with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Besette. His website is matthewquickwriter.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316379595
ISBN-10: 031637959X
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Pages: 272
Language: English