Places No One Knows

Places No One Knows

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Fans of Lady Bird will love this novel about a good girl who dreams herself into a bad boy's room in this lyrically romantic novel that Maggie Stiefvater, author of The Raven King, says she read and "woke up satisfied."

Waverly Camdenmar spends her nights running until she can't even think. Then the sun comes up, life goes on, and Waverly goes back to her perfectly hateful best friend, her perfectly dull classes, and the tiny, nagging suspicion that there's more to life than student council and GPAs.
Marshall Holt is a loser. He drinks on school nights and gets stoned in the park. He is at risk of not graduating, he does not care, he is no one. He is not even close to being in Waverly's world.
But then one night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall's bedroom--and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly's dreams, the rules have changed. But in her days, she'll have to decide if it's worth losing everything for a boy who barely exists.

" Waverly and Marshall burn brightly . . . both refreshingly flawed as they come into their own. Readers will forgo sleep themselves to witness their vibrant, achingly real story unfold. A brilliant romance ." -- Kirkus Reviews , Starred

" A tightly woven, luminously written novel that captures the uncertain nature of high school and the difficult path of self-discovery." -- Booklist, Starred

" Yovanoff offers a multilayered exploration of human connections , particularly those that manifest in unpredictable ways."-- Publishers Weekly, Starred
Publisher: New York, New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780553522631
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 15, 2016

This is the first novel I've picked up by Yovanoff and I absolutely LOVED it.

This a beautiful, shivering dive into the dark ocean of adolescence that, like its heroine, runs through the night and leaves you exhausted and breathless by morning. It is honest, painful, and gorgeously real - the fantasy element leaves the characters exposed in unfamiliar territory, forced to face themselves as they are, not as they wish to appear. The characters are not always easy to like, but their flaws and struggles make them difficult not to love.

YA, fantasy and contemporary alike, should sit up and take notice.

Sep 27, 2016

This is nothing like I have ever read before and I mean that as a compliment. It's such a weird, weird, weird experience but still intriguing and different. The characters are fascinating and while the plot and concept are weird, I still enjoyed the fact that it was weird.

Aug 25, 2016

OMG amazing story. The whole idea about having a romance within a dream that spills into reality is a very unique idea, although they never do really explain how it works. Loved how you could see how Waverly was having an effect on Marshall’s lifestyle. He comments that she makes him better and she does. Also cool how it was narrated in both characters perspective so you get to see both sides. Rating: 5 stars - @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 17, 2016

This book was certainly different than I expected. I was expecting either more of a creepy edge or magical edge, or something that just wasn't there. I think that expectation was what made this book harder to read for me, but once I got over the initial hurdle of that I enjoyed it more.

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