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Author: Mark Samuel, Mary O'Connell Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781427286673
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Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel.

For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong.

The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she's in trouble.

So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Imaginative, fresh, and sometimes wickedly funny, and a book with real compassion at its core. I loved everything about it.”

    Laura Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Breaks the YA genre wide open. Captivating, intelligent, and exquisitely written.”

    Wendy Lawless, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Candy for the literary soul; give this title to strong readers and classics lovers.”

    School Library Journal

  • “It’s like a book dipped in love, and I can’t think of another quite like it.”

    Alison Umminger, author of American Girls

  • “Readers of this novel will discover an unforgettable testament to the power of imagination, friendship, and our enduring capacity for self-discovery.”

    Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant

  • “Weird and wonderfulA story for anyone who believes in the power of books to help you figure out your life and remind you to go out and live it.”

    Book Riot

  • “Full of catty private school girls, mystery, and boys who make your heart ache, this book has something for everyone…This tale can be considered a must-have YA for classic literature fans.”

    RT Book Reviews

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About the Author

Mark Samuel is the founder and CEO of IMPAQ, an international consulting firm that teaches organizations how to thrive in the competitive global marketplace. He has championed sustainable improvement in companies such as Michelin, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard. An award-winning public speaker, he lives in Los Angeles. 

About the Narrator

Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.