How did I get it?:
I bought it for the Luna’s Picks challenge!
“I’m so tired of feeling sad. And waiting for other people to make me happy and they don’t. And if no-one else is going to make you happy, well maybe you just have to do it for yourself?”
Fourteen year old Georgie Harris feels as if the summer holidays are over before they have even begun. Banned from going to the local drama workshop by her bully of a step-dad and her increasingly fragile mum, she is consigned to six long weeks of looking after her tooth-fairy obsessed kid sister. Sick of feeling like the outsider at home and at school, she starts emailing the one person she thinks might understand; Dylan Curtland, star of the popular soap opera Jessop Close. And when Dylan starts emailing back, Georgie finally feels a spark of hope. At last she has someone who really gets her, someone who really wants to help. But in the faceless world of email all is not as it seems…
I have read two books from Siobhan Curham so far, and thoroughly enjoyed them both. As soon as I knew that Dear Dylan was going to be on Luna’s Picks for February, I knew it was going to be my pick. I thought that it was a delightful book. Touching yet funny. I just can’t get enough of Siobhan Curham’s writing!
I love the format of the story. It’s told in a series of emails over a period of time between Georgie and her e-mate, who doesn’t turn out to be who she thought it would be. Georgie really pours out her thoughts and emotions. I loved her emails. The character really shone through. At times she was funny, others she was thoughtful. I felt such a wide range of emotions. One minute I was smiling and the next I was feeling so sorry for Georgie’s family situation.
I absolutely adored Georgie and Nan, they were such fantastic characters that really helped each other out. They taught each other valuable lessons despite the age gap between them. I haven’t been let down by a Siobhan Curham character yet.
If you haven’t read any of Siobhan’s books yet, I highly recommend that you do. She’s such a terrific writer. I can’t speak highly enough of her!
Would I recommend it?:
You Don’t Know Me- Sophia Bennett