Marly's Ghost

By David Levithan; Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
Speak, Paperback, 9780142409121, 163pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2007

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Description
When Ben's girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine's Day approaches, it makes sense that this day that was once so meaningful to Ben leaves him feeling bitter and hollow. But then Marly shows up--or at least her ghost does--along with three others spirits. Now Ben must take a painful journey through Valentine's Days past, present, and future, and what he discovers will change him forever.



About the Author
David Levithan is the author of "The Lover's Dictionary "and many acclaimed young-adult novels, including the "New York Times "bestselling "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist "(with Rachel Cohn), which was adapted into a popular movie. He is also an editorial director at Scholastic.

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Invention of Hugo Cabret, " which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including "Frindle" and "Lunch Money" by Andrew Clements, as well as the "Doll People" trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and "The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins" by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.



Praise For Marly's Ghost

The magical realism is powerful throughout, especially in the love story. . . . A solid story . . . (Booklist)

A great addition to the literature of the (ValentineƆs) holiday season. (Kirkus Reviews)

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