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22 May 2013

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock is about finding yourself in spite of being bullied.

On the first day of high school Celia posted a sign on her locker that read "Celia the Dark." Being Dark and dressing in a black hoodie big enough to cover most of her face is the way she planned to combat high school. While she had a hard time in eighth grade due to two classmates - Sandy and Mandy - she had some hope of finding a group of other outcasts and wallflowers.

When Drake Berlin, the cute new skater boy from New York, came up to her and befriended her Celia was not sure what to think. But she needed a friend. Her plan for revenge against Sandy and her shadow Mandy could share time with a new friend.

Celia is completely focused on revenge, distracted only by her poetry and reading, but begins to see hope when she meets Drake. Finneyfrock captures the pain of being a teen, but gives readers hope.

Finneyfrock, Karen. (2013). The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door. New York: Viking.

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