Dear Nobody

Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Penguin Books
Edition: The Originals
Publishing date: 2016
Pages: 234

Dear Nobody was originaly published in 1991 and has become considered as a classic since then. The copy I read was published by Penguin Books and is a part of collection called The Originals, which contain books by authors who basically created Young Adult genre as we know it today. I have only read a few of them, but am definitely going to check out more in the future. For I find really interesting to read about young people living in a different time than me. I can see that lot of things have change but the really important ones stayed the same, actually. Like, figuring out what to do with your life, falling in love for the first time, learning how to deal with difficulties at school and at home and so on...

"It seemed as if you never had to make up your mind about things.
They just happen, anyway, just tick into place."

This book could be considerated as an epistoral novel, I supose. Because one of the main characters, Helen, writes letters to her unborn baby. And it's about her journey from the beginning of her pregnancy, when she's rejecting the idea of being a mum, to the phase when she comes to terms with it and even begins to be happy about it. The rest of the story is told from Chris's perspective and so the reader can attain a complex look on the whole situation of theirs. And seeing how both of the characters were dealing with it, really had me thinking what would I do had I ever happened to be in their position. The book had me questioning many things that I probably would have not realized otherwise.

"Telephones are such alien things. They make fools and liars of us.
How can you tell the truth when you're not looking people in the face?"

Dear Nobody is a beutifully written book about love in its most genuine form but it's also about the consequences we have to deal with, and the choices we are forced to make afterwards. It's a poignant story about family and friendship, too. I loved the main characters and I really empathized with them throughout the whole book. And I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to all of you. If you're a big fan of YA literature, Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty is simply a must read. And once you've finished it, give it to your parents, because I am sure they could take a lot from it, as well...

Rating: 5/5


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