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Feeling Sorry for Celia

A Novel

Jaclyn Moriarty

St. Martin's Griffin

ALA Best Book Nominee
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers Nominee
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award Nominee

Life is pretty complicated for Elizabeth Clarry. Her best friend Celia keeps disappearing, her absent father has reappeared, and her dialogue with her mother consists entirely of wacky notes left on the fridge. On top of everything else, her English teacher wants to rekindle the "Joy of the Envelope," and now a Complete and Utter Stranger knows more about Elizabeth than anyone else. A #1 bestseller in Australia, this fabulous debut is a funny, touching, revealing story written entirely in the form of letters, postcards, and missives from imaginary organizations like "The Cold Hard Truth Association."

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Praise for Feeling Sorry for Celia

“Dare to steal a glance into Elizabeth’s teen years....it feels a little like snooping into someone’s personal drawers—but after a while, you’ll relish the sneak peeks....Sassy Celia is no sorry sister.” —Seventeen

"I absolutely loved Feeling Sorry for Celia and wish I had written it myself. It's so funny and so gripping —it describes perfectly the confusion and bittersweet hope of being a teenager. Written with exquisite deftness, immense warmth and humanity, it is the best 'feel-good' book I've read in a long time." —Marian Keyes, author of Last Chance Saloon and Rachel's Holiday

“Elizabeth is feisty and charming, and she and the novel are a delight...this tells of relationships and especially friendships in a humorous but insightful fashion.” —Kliatt

“Highs and lows alternate as dizzily as adolescent hormone levels in this engaging Australian debut....Adolescence, zits and all, described with wit and empathy.” —Kirkus Reviews

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  • Jaclyn Moriarty

  • Jaclyn Moriarty's Feeling Sorry for Celia has been nominated Best Book of the Year by the American Library Association, for YALSA’s 2002 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and for the 2002 Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award. Jaclyn Moriarty lives in Sydney, Australia where she works as a media and entertainment lawyer. She is currently writing her second novel.
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A Novel

Jaclyn Moriarty

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