dear dylan by siobhan curham

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, August 01, 2010
Title: Dear Dylan
Author: Siobhan Curham
Pages: 208
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary (Goodreads):

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

My Say:

Very endearing! Dear Dylan is a very interesting and fascinating story about a 14 years old girl, depressed, troubled and miserable with her family problems. When she starts emailing Dylan, everything changes and she felt like she could has her life back somehow.

It's like a story from 2 person; Georgie and Dylan. They emailed each other and become e-mates. I really love Georgie. Despite of her non-stop problem and her non-stop sulking and whining, kind of irritated me but when I think about it back, hey, I was 14 before and that was exactly what I was. Very annoying like the world is turn against me and the whys questions always lingers and bothered me so much. But she has reasons why she's like that. Georgie character is very colorful, she's strong, independent (for a 14 years old girl) and sometimes I feel very sorry for what she's been through.

From my point of view, Georgie is looking for a break through, a chance to escape for a while from her real problematic life. She needs someone that she can talk to and someone to share her unsatisfactory of her life. This is a very beautiful story even it's just less than 200 pages of an entirely emails from both of Georgie and Dylan. It's pack, condense and I enjoyed it utterly. I really recommend you read this book and I assure you that you're going to love it.

Other Reviews:

Sophie @ So Many Books, So Little Time
Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Carrie @ Carrie's YA Bookshelf
Sarah @ Sarah's Books Review

Credit: I've downloaded a free copy of this book at Siobhan Curham's Writing Home. Please check it out the site mentioned to download and read other reviews about the book.

Disclaimer: Even though it's a free copy, these are my honest review and in no way will ever reflected my review.


  1. Great review - I really enjoyed this one :o) Thanks for linking to my review - I've added a link to mine for you

  2. awesome! I always love books written in alternate form. I mean something like diary, email, sms, letters and etc. I think I'll enjoy this bookas much as I enjoy Sezanne's Diary for Nicholas, and Where Rainbow Ends. Thanks Darlyn...=)

  3. great review, darlyn!! sounds like a really good book :)

  4. Sounds interesting and I cannot wait to read it! I was first introduce to this email/sms/letter style of writing when I read Where Rainbow Ends by Cecelia Ahern and then again by Meg Cabot's books. I enjoyed those tremendously, so I think I'd certainly love this one as well!

  5. This sounds like a cute book and I just love the cover!

  6. Great review! I enjoyed this book as well. Oh, and thanks for linking to my review as well. :)

  7. I've been wanting to read this one because it sounds so cute!

  8. Great review! I'm from CEP. :) This sounds really cute! E-mates. And then the character was nicely done.

  9. I love the look of that cover and I want to read this. Great review :)

  10. Great review, thanks for the link, I've downloaded Dear Dylan and Im looking forward to reading it!

  11. You are right that remembering that you were once 14 helps endear characters to you. I often get mad when characters act dumb or immature, but then I have to qualify that with their age...

  12. This sounds really cute. I like the cover too. I normally enjoy YA with older protagonists but I might give this one a go!

    (here via CEP)

  13. what an awesome review!!! the whole concept sounds so adorable and oh my can i remember being 14....lord knows I don't want to remember, but i can!!!

  14. Thanks for the review. I haven't heard of this one!

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog (From CEP)


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