Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick audiobook

Every Exquisite Thing

By Matthew Quick
Read by Vanessa Johansson

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316379595
5.94 Hours Unabridged
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Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper—a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic—the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.

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Summary

Summary

A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for Young Adults

Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper—a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic—the rebel within Nanette awakens.

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.

A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* "Quick continues to excel at writing thought-provoking stories about nonconformity.... [and] paints a compelling portrait of a sympathetic teenager going through the trial-and-error process of growing up. Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The author's beautifully written first-person narrative captures the thoughts and feelings of a sensitive eighteen-year-old girl struggling against the shallowness she sees around her....All of the elements of this novel work together to make this an outstanding coming-of-age story. VOYA, starred review
Every Exquisite Thing lives up to the hype...You're going to wish you could follow Quick's awesome heroine Nanette for another 500 pages or so when you get to the end. Bustle.com
Any listener interested in a coming of age story with a difference will fine Every Exquisite Thing makes for a powerful saga. California Bookwatch/Midwest Book Review
* "Like the many anticonformity books before it, this will find a dedicated audience among teen readers. School Library Journal, starred review
Quick's story will speak to teenage eccentrics: loners, rebels, and creative types; the kind to follow Booker's suggestions to read Bukowski and Neruda; those ripe for transformation. Horn Book
[Quick] will give readers lots to chew on as they join Nanette in sorting out angst from general privileged malaise. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Quick creates beautifully well-rounded characters, particularly Nanette, whose first-person narrative, rich with wry observations and a kaleidoscope of meaningful emotions, offers great insight into the mind of a teen on a sometimes sluggish, spiraling path toward sorting herself out. Booklist
A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart. Kirkus Reviews
Any listener interested in a coming of age story with a difference will fine Every Exquisite Thing makes for a powerful saga. California Bookwatch/Midwest Book Review
[Quick] will give readers lots to chew on as they join Nanette in sorting out angst from general privileged malaise. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
* "The author's beautifully written first-person narrative captures the thoughts and feelings of a sensitive eighteen-year-old girl struggling against the shallowness she sees around her....All of the elements of this novel work together to make this an outstanding coming-of-age story. VOYA, starred review
Every Exquisite Thing lives up to the hype...You're going to wish you could follow Quick's awesome heroine Nanette for another 500 pages or so when you get to the end. Bustle.com
* "Quick continues to excel at writing thought-provoking stories about nonconformity.... [and] paints a compelling portrait of a sympathetic teenager going through the trial-and-error process of growing up. Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Like the many anticonformity books before it, this will find a dedicated audience among teen readers. School Library Journal, starred review
Quick creates beautifully well-rounded characters, particularly Nanette, whose first-person narrative, rich with wry observations and a kaleidoscope of meaningful emotions, offers great insight into the mind of a teen on a sometimes sluggish, spiraling path toward sorting herself out. Booklist
A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart. Kirkus Reviews
Quick's story will speak to teenage eccentrics: loners, rebels, and creative types; the kind to follow Booker's suggestions to read Bukowski and Neruda; those ripe for transformation. Horn Book
“A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart.” Kirkus Reviews
“Quick creates beautifully well-rounded characters.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Matthew Quick

Author Bio: Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. He earned an MFA in creative writing at Goddard College. He floated down the Peruvian Amazon, backpacked around southern Africa, and hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon before returning to Philadelphia and beginning to write full time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.94
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English