A love story starring my dead best friend

by Horner, Emily.

Format: Print Book ©2010.
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F HORNER 2010 CRAFTON 7/10
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F HORNER
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For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project'a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad'to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can't take a summer of painting sets, and she won't spend long hours with Heather, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school and has somehow landed the leading role. So Cass takes off. In alternating chapters, she spends the first part of summer on a cross-country bike trip and the rest swallowing her pride, making props, and'of all things'falling for Heather.

This is a story of the breadth of love. Of the depth of friendship. And of the most hilarious musical one quiet suburb has ever seen.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Sixteen-year-old Cass Meyer's best friend, Julia, is killed in a car accident, leaving behind a special project: an original musical entitled Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad. Cass' grief is complicated by her never-stated and unrequited crush on Julia, and the fact that popular and pretty Heather Graham, who teased Cass mercilessly in middle school by calling her dyke, gets the lead in Julia's play. Horner cleverly separates the action into two parallel plots one occurring during Cass' summer solo bike ride from Illinois to California with Julia's ashes, the other during senior year and the push to stage the musical. Cass is a fascinating and believable character, a Quaker and committed cyclist incredibly competent in matters mechanical and awkwardly inept in matters of the heart. When Heather comes out to Cass and initiates a relationship, it rings true to have the most homophobic person be gay herself. As in John Green's Looking for Alaska (2005) and Nina LaCour's Hold Still (2009), Horner sensitively explores the hole left behind when we lose someone, and the slow emergence from grief that follows.--Carton, Debbie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Sexual orientation -- Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Sexual orientation -- Fiction.
Love -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Dial Books,©2010.
Language English
Description 259 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780803734203 (hardcover)
0803734204 (hardcover)
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