DEAR NOBODY by Berlie Doherty, winner of the Carnegie Medal, is the moving story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is one. Click here to buy Dear Nobody from Wordery. Also published as an ebook, which is available from Amazon, Apple, Google and all usual. Berlie Doherty is an English novelist, playwright, children’s author and poet. Writer of Street Child and Dear Nobody. Details: Article/page.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and bh again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty. Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty. The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two viewpoints – that of Helen as she writes her thoughts in a series of letters to the nobofy baby, the Dear Nobody of the title, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives events as Helen is in labour.
Paperbackpages. Published by Puffin Vear first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dear Nobodyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. There are literally no redeeming qualities about this book. The plot wasn’t interesting, I couldn’t sympathise with the characters, and it honestly felt like I was reading a first draft. Also, there seems to be a distinct aversion odherty commas, what did the comma ever do to you?
It also irritated me that the author name-dropped so many places and streets around Sheffield – ok, I get it, you went to Sheffield to do research, well done, now please stop showing off. I don’t need all this information an There are literally no redeeming qualities about this book.
I don’t need all this berkie and it’s really distracting.
I don’t think it adds to the book at all unless the reader is familiar ddoherty Sheffield. I haven’t had an excuse to dig out a 1 star rating in a while, but this book left me with no other option. Dec 22, Alice-Elizabeth marriedtobooks rated it liked it Shelves: All I can say is wow. What an emotional story dooherty generally made my heart break into two. So why the three star rating I hear you ask? Although I feel that the topic about teen pregnancy was covered well, the overall feel of the story I found was quite depressing.
I have read emotional stories in my time but I read this story when I was having a really down day and it made my sadness increase further. This story is about Helen and Chris, a couple in love and tryin All I can say is wow. Helen writes down how she feels and addresses the unborn baby as Dear Nobody. The ending of the story did make me cry but without wanting to give things away, again, I could tell beforehand what was going to happen at the end and this time, I was half right.
Maybe I was the wrong target audience for this story, I really don’t know. Maybe I just read the story on the wrong day in the wrong frame of mind. But it simply wasn’t for me. I found parts too upsetting dea read. I do recommend the story though to anyone who is interested in the teen pregnancy topic and the inner thoughts of a teen mother to be. Oct 25, Milka rated it liked it Shelves: Chris and Helen are both studying doheety high school.
It is their last year and they both have plans for the future- Chris wants to study English, Helen music. They have sex and after just only that one time everything chances. Helen gets sick and after several pregnancy tests she learns that she is pregnant. The news of Helen’s pregnancy are shock to everyone, especially to Helen. She feels like she cannot speak to anyone about the situation. She starts to write letters to ‘dear nobody’, to her unbo Chris and Helen are both studying on high school.
She starts to write letters to ‘dear nobody’, to her unborn baby. By these letters the reader gets to know what Helen really feels and how her love towards her baby develops.
I decided to read this book as a part of the read-a-thon because it is pretty short. I think the book is just a perfect lenght, I am happy Doherty did not put too much stuff into it to make it longer.
Doherty tells a beautiful story about love and making choices. Doherty uses beautiful language throughout the book to describe how the bond between Helen and her unborn baby is created. A light and easy read with a deeper message.
Es un libro entretenido aunque un poco deprimente en algunos aspectos. This is a good story, even if it doesn’t have a fairytale ending. Dec 18, Lucy rated it really liked it Shelves: Berlie Doherty skill lies in writing.
What always amazes me is how beautiful a book can be written — especially if it is short. In this YA book, which is about teenage pregnancy, documented month by month.
I thought the two main characters were very well fleshed out. As for the topic of teenage pregnancy, I thought it was very well handled in this book. Howe Berlie Doherty skill lies in writing.
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However, it did leave an unmistakable taste of Waterloo Road in my mouth. That said I really did enjoy reading this! The sort of day that never really starts, when daylight hardly happens and night folds in by mid-afternoon, hushing everything back to sleep again. I thought this was a very realistic account of what might happen to a teenage couple when the girl gets pregnant. At first I had trouble understanding why Helen did what she did, but it was clear at the end it was the right thing.
My only issue with it would be that it is so negative – I ended up feeling sorry for just about everybody in the story, including the older generations and the baby. It would probably succeed in making teenagers take more to avoid pregnancy, but it would be a depressin I thought this was a very realistic account of what might happen to a teenage couple when the girl gets pregnant. It would probably succeed in making teenagers take more to avoid pregnancy, but it would be a depressing read for any teenager who was already pregnant.
Ugghhh I really didn’t like this book at all. Jul 29, hadeel lmao rated it liked it. Nov 14, Steven Kay rated it really liked it Shelves: Although a Puffin brrlie because it is marketed as teenage fiction, Dear Nobody is a lot more grown up than much of the juvenile nonsense that passes for adult fiction these days.
The betlie reason I can see that it is pigeon-holed as a teenage fiction is that the two main characters are year-olds — nothing else. The story is beautifully told, the characters well-rounded, and their emotional life made dooherty. It deag of nobdoy, inheritance, and growing up. There is an attention to detail in the st Although a Puffin book because it is marketed as teenage fiction, Dear Nobody is a lot more grown up than much of the juvenile nonsense that passes for adult fiction these days.
There is an attention to detail in the story-telling that places you there as a reader: I love the way the novel dohherty aged — taking you back to a time when teenagers had to conduct romances in whispered voices from telephones in the hall or from public phone boxes.
It is a shame, but perhaps it is not regarded as doing a book many favours in its marketability to tie it too closely to a region. One small annoyance was the creeping in of errors in the Kindle version: Not what you expect from Penguin. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I had to read this for school and I think it is safe to say that otherwise, I would’ve never even heard of and definitely never read this book.
Reading this was very frustrating to me because the book deals with a topic that is important and should be talked about and I agreed with that but I really didn’t like the way it was done. I disliked both main characters and I was pretty annoyed by the whole letter-thing. It was an okay read but I probably wouldn’t have finished it if it hadn’t been for I had to read this for school and I think it is safe to say that otherwise, I would’ve never even heard of and definitely never read this book.
It was an okay read but I probably wouldn’t have finished it if it hadn’t been for school. Jun 25, Rea Bailey rated it really liked it.
I absolutely love this book and at the end when you find out why nobdoy book is laid out the way it is OMG it’s so beautifully written! One of my favourite books by far! Schwer zu ertragen, zumal der Klappentext auch noch den einzigen Spannungspunkt von Beginn an zunichte macht: Dec 02, Salma H added it.
Its not a thrilling book. But its a good start if you’ve had a long hiatus from reading any novel, like me. The ending was satisfying, no plot twists, just a good closure.
Recommended for a light read only.