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A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend: 5 Reasons You Need to Read This Book RIGHT NOW!


Why do you need to read Emily Horner's A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend? I've got 5 reasons right here.

1) The protagonist is a girl. Who crushes on girls. But unlike a lot of novels about LGBTQ teens, this one lets her story unfold subtly and simply. Cass’s sexuality isn’t some big reveal, just one more piece of the story, floating just out of view until it finally comes into view.

2) The characters are ACTUAL NERDS. Plenty of characters in YA fiction claim to be nerds, but how many back it up by performing a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad?

3) We talk about succeeding against all odds, but what about when the odds are against you and you don’t succeed? Without giving too much away, I’ll say that Cass isn’t able to achieve all of the goals she sets for herself. And in the end, that makes for a much more interesting and complicated story.

4) It's about grief. And healing. If you’re the kind of reader who cries at sad parts, or at bittersweet parts, you’ll cry here.

5) Biking. Quakers. Fake blood. High school theater. First relationships. All in one book! And it works!


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Sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Ordered it from Amazon!

Thanks for the

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll definitely check this one out as soon as possible. Especially now, with suicides happening on an almost-daily basis, we need books that speak to the LGBTQ teen experience.

This book is great!!! I read

This book is great!!! I read it all in one day. I bawled and laughed out loud like a lunatic. It hit so close to home I feel exactly like cass as far as sexuality and I'm a junior theater nerd. Next to The Perks of Being a Wallflower this is my new favorite book!!!!

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