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Every Exquisite Thing

Matthew Quick

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Fiction, Children's Fiction

The powerful new novel from Matthew Quick, author of Oscar-nominated THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, is an honest and authentic exploration of love, rebellion and belonging, for readers who loved THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hard-working student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper - the 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 sometimes rebellion 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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Praise for Every Exquisite Thing

  • Transfixed me from the opening line to the last

  • Books like Quick's are necessary - New York Times

  • A very real and affecting story

  • It's a very real and affecting story of a troubled young man - I was with Leonard on every page. And it's a great read - I couldn't put it down - Graeme Simsion

  • Transfixed me from the opening line to the last - Annabel Pitcher

  • Through Leonard, Quick urges readers to look beyond the pain of the here and now to the possibilities that await. - Publishers Weekly


  • Transfixed me from the opening line to the last - Annabel Pitcher, author of SILENCE IS GOLDFISH

  • Clear a whole day for this book. - Mashable 11 Best YA Books of 2013

  • A very real and affecting story - Graeme Simsion, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT

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Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made in to an Academy Award-nominated film. His work has been translated in to more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette.