REVIEW: Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham.

28 August 2012

Publisher:  Electric Monkey
Published: 2nd April 2012 
Pages: 288 pages
Book: For Review*
Format: Finished Copy
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Humour, Realistic Fiction, Mild Romance, Contemporary.
A first crush. An unexpected friendship. A dream come true. Dear Dylan! Thanks so much for your email and I'm sorry about my last one when I said I love you. I hope you don't think I'm a weirdo mentalist?!!! It's just that I was watching Oprah yesterday and she said we should all say we love each other a whole lot more. Not to everyone of course. There's no way I'd tell my scummy step-dad that I love him because that would be lying. But the thing is, sometimes when I watch you on TV, I feel as if you're talking just to me and it makes me feel less alone. I know you probably get loads and loads of fan mail but I wanted to ask you - could we be e-mates? Yours hopefully, Georgie xxx~Goodreads

“I’m so tired of feeling sad. And waiting for other people to make me happy and they don’t. And if no-one else is going to make you happy, well maybe you just have to do it for yourself?”
I didn't really know what to expect when I first heard about this book as it was made up entirely of e-mails so when Siobhan Curham offered to send me a copy to review I jumped at the chance! The book explores the social media of e-mails and how a most unlikely friendship can be formed through the internet. .I needn't have worried. The book was heart-warming and totally frost-free as Georgie would say!
I loved Georgie's character. She was so strong and brave and full of spirit and I couldn't help longing that it really was Dylan e-mailing her, because I knew it would make her feel so happy and delighted. It wasn't meant to be though and soon, clues every now and then made me wonder, "It cannot be Dylan. Why would a famous actor take the time out to e-mail Georgie?" Georgie tried to hide the truth from herself too. Longing for something good to happen in her life but when the true person behind the e-mails reveals herself she can't hide it from herself any more.

6 comments:

  1. I was kinda unsure about this book at first but now I kinda want to read it :) x

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  2. Ooh looks good!
    And I've nominated you for another award, aren't you lucky(;
    http://blogforjoy.blogspot.com/2012/08/nominate-blogs-you-love.html
    A<3

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  3. Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you loved this, I have it on my book shelf waiting for me to pick it up!I always love books that are told over letters or emails!
    Stunning review, as always! :)

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  4. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds really interesting! The email format has definitely captured my interest. Brilliant review! :)

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  5. Omg, I literally just finished this a few minutes ago! I agree, it is such a heart-warming, poignant tale. I am planning to do a review of this book soon, actually! :) Thank you so much for posting, fab review :D x

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