Winter 2010-2011 Kids' Indie Next List
This is a book that will endure. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower it speaks to the universal truths of being young. No, not everyone loses their best friend to a mysterious death, but everyone knows what it is like to feel helpless, to feel alone, abandoned and utterly betrayed. While Please Ignore Vera Dietz definitely has a mystery element about it, ultimately this is a story about what it takes to save oneself.