A NovelBook - 2017
A modern adaptation of Wuthering Heights follows the experiences of high-school senior Flannery, who follows her missing teacher to New York City before falling for a British gap year student named Heath, who seems to have stepped from the pages of Emily Brontë's novel. By the award-winning author of The Sharp Time. Simultaneous eBook.
“Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot
“An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.” —The Horn Book
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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 that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff, reborn in the twenty-first century?
When her English teacher goes missing, high school senior Flannery follows her trail to New York City where she falls for British gap year student Heath, who seems to have stepped from the pages of Emily Brontèe's "Wuthering Heights."
Seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields seeks her missing teacher in New York City, following clues found in a diary that appears on the teacher's old copy of Wuthering Heights.