Reviewed: Feeling Sorry for Celia

Feeling Sorry for Celia (Ashbury/Brookfield, #1)Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t expect to love it this much but when I saw that it was written entirely through letters I had to give it a try.

Feeling Sorry for Celia is the story of Elizabeth, Celia’s best friend, who has to deal with Celia disappearing on occasion and not telling anyone. Celia is her best, and only, friend so when she leaves Elizabeth has to cope with her worry about Celia and her bizarre family by herself.

Enter in Christina, Elizabeth’s new penpal from a neighbouring school. Even though they don’t know each other they begin to confide in each other through their letters.

I really loved that this book was entirely written through letters between the character, with Elizabeth’s Mum’s being my favourite. The characters are interesting and caring (mostly) and make you want to really wish you were friends with them.

One of my favourites for the year I think.

… just realised this is #1 in a series of books! I’ll have to find out about the rest!
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2 comments

  1. Clem says:

    I LOVE THIS ENTIRE SERIES. I would DEFINITELY recommend reading the rest. The Year of Secret Assignments is the best, imo. I’ve seriously read it like 8-10 times in the past… 4? years. Jaclyn Moriarty is brilliant. The letter format works amazingly, and I love how the different books focus on different characters but still tie into each other. You don’t really have to read them in order, either – they all work as standalone books, but if you read them all and then re-read them, you pick up on things that you wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.

  2. Stephanie says:

    It sounds unlike anything that I’ve read before – and because of that I’d like to try.

    But why does it have to be part of a series! It goes from awesome book to a trap… *sigh*

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