Every time Matthew Quick comes out with a new book, I have to read it. They're always a little dark, and Every Exquisite Thing is no exception. I wouldn't be able to give this bok to just any teen in my library, but that's not a bad thing. This book made me uncomfortable like only Andrew Smith's YA books usually can.
My rating: 4 stars
Summary from goodreads:
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 Bugglegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens.
she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young 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