The Precious Dreadful

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The Precious Dreadful Teddi Alder is just trying to figure out her life When she joins SUMMERTEENS a library writing group she s only looking to keep herself busy not go digging around in her subconscious But as she wri

  • Title: The Precious Dreadful
  • Author: Steven Parlato
  • ISBN: 9781507202777
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Teddi Alder is just trying to figure out her life.When she joins SUMMERTEENS, a library writing group, she s only looking to keep herself busy, not go digging around in her subconscious But as she writes, disturbing memories of her childhood friend Corey bubble to the surface, and Teddi begins to question everything her friendship with her BFF Willa, how much her mom reaTeddi Alder is just trying to figure out her life.When she joins SUMMERTEENS, a library writing group, she s only looking to keep herself busy, not go digging around in her subconscious But as she writes, disturbing memories of her childhood friend Corey bubble to the surface, and Teddi begins to question everything her friendship with her BFF Willa, how much her mom really knows, and even her own memories Teddi fears she s losing her grip on reality as evidenced by that mysterious ghost girl who emerges from the park pool one night, the one who won t leave Teddi alone To top it all off, she finds herself juggling two guys with potential, a quirky new boy named Joy and her handsome barista crush Aidan, who has some issues of his own.As the summer unfolds, Teddi is determined to get to the bottom of everything her feelings, the mysterious ghost girl, and the memories of Corey that refuse to be ignored.

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    1. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ on said:

      I really enjoyed this novel! I was dragged in by the premise and was a bit shocked that this book is not what I expected but I still was completely engulfed in the story and loved Teddi. Teddi was a bit complex and complicated but it made me love her more. I also enjoyed the pace and the mystery of this story. I definitely recommend checking this one out.

    2. Michael Araujo on said:

      Warning! I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review! Warning! I might be a little biased, especially because I love the authors work! Warning! I swear I'll try my best to be brutal. Behind the computer scream, I have an evil smile plastered on my face. There will be no spoilers!I'm a huge fan of author Steven Parlato so when he told me he was writing another novel, I just could NOT wait. Of course, Parlato can do no wrong, and instantly satisfies the readers needs with hi [...]

    3. Hollis on said:

      DNF at 14%.I have no idea what's happening here. And from what little I've seen I don't care enough to push on and figure it out. ** I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. **

    4. Thamy on said:

      How to rate this novel? 3.5, probably.One night, Teddi sees a girl in the park pool near her house but when she her crush Aidan gets there, no one is around. Aidan is sure she must have imagined things. But the girls shows up once more, only to disappear again. Later, Teddi notices ghost-girl isn't the only thing off. She can't remember much about the time her childhood friend went away or even what happened to the new girl Fawn, with whom they used to play together.I did like this story. It had [...]

    5. Dayla on said:

      This was a wild ride. Wow. Since it's still a few months away, all I will say is: How much can you trust Teddi and how ready are you for a mental adventure?Thanks to the author and Simon & Schuster for a copy in exchange for a future honest review!---The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato is one of those books that takes you the whole novel to fully understand what is truly happening. I found myself unable to put the book down because I wanted to know if Teddi was truly doing half of the th [...]

    6. Kim Stokely on said:

      After reading Steven Parlato's first book, "The Namesake," I could not wait to read what he would write next. Fortunately, I was privileged to receive an ARC copy of "The Precious Dreadful." Parlato does not disappoint! Once again, he's written a protagonist who is immediately relatable and entertaining, even while going through some intense emotional turmoil. His secondary characters are also well-drawn and empathetic. Equal parts mystery, ghost story and romance, Parlato deftly juggles all 3 t [...]

    7. Sam Kozbial on said:

      Rating: 3.5 StarsI wasn't quite sure what to expect from this one. The Precious Dreadful caught my eye, because it eluded to some sort of mystery, suppressed memories, and some sort of paranormal element, but what kept my interest was Teddi.•Pro: Teddi was wonderfully complicated and I loved her voice. She was a big reason why I kept reading. I was interested in the mystery, but I was more interested in Teddi. •Pro: Parlato did a great job pulling us into Teddi's world and setting the atmosp [...]

    8. Margo Kelly on said:

      In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phraseD - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: margokelly/2017/11/booBefore opening this book, I wondered if a male author could write an authentic teenage girl as a main character. Well, Steven Parlato certainly did with Teddi Alder in THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL. From page one, Parlato brought Teddi’s character to life with [...]

    9. C. Lee McKenzie on said:

      Precious Dreadful draws you into the life of Teddie Alder and holds you there until you make the entire journey with her. From start to finish you fear for her, you ache for her, and you root for her as she copes with the challenge of a mother who is no more than a child herself. Then Teddie faces an even more daunting task; she must unlock a secret only the Pond Girl holds. Mysterious and poignant, this poetic story takes you into troubled waters, but with a character who sails a sure course to [...]

    10. Vani on said:

      SO WOW. If I had known how much I would love The Precious Dreadful, I would have gone at it a lot sooner! I let it sit on my computer for thirty whole days.So I had a feeling I would like The Precious Dreadful just from that weird description. I love how the ghost is mentioned so offhandedly. “Oh, yeah, AND there’s a ghost.” Like her other problems are bigger.I’m also such a sucker for anything involved in young people writing. So we have Teddi’s writing group, boy problems, mom proble [...]

    11. Ms. Yingling on said:

      E ARC from Edelweiss PlusDid not meet the needs of my collection at this time. Too YA.

    12. Janet on said:

      I read an ARC of The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. I won't hide the fact that I am his wife, but before you are tempted to discount what I say because of that, let me tell you how fascinating it was to witness the writing process of this novel. One morning a couple of years ago Steven said, "Teddi Alder. I think I have to tell her story." He then began to invent, before our eyes, this young woman and her gritty, funny, lopsided world. It was like watching a person sketch a strange Faberge [...]

    13. Chanel on said:

      I received this as an ARC on NetGalley.I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars on this. On the one hand, it felt like there were so many plot points that never really fully fleshed themselves out completely but rather just got glossed over in the end in ambiguity. I didn't really like that. Also, the entire relationship building throughout the book was not great. I'm rarely a fan of characters who fall for each other so quickly with little background or understanding of how and why other than "he's hot" [...]

    14. Nicole Strand on said:

      Teddi Alder is a typical teen trying to figure things out. She joins a summer library writing group called SUMMERTEENS. She's just trying to keep busy and not think but while writing disturbing memories of her childhood friend Corey plague her mind.Leading her to question her friendship with her BFF Willa, how much her mom knows all about it, and her memories. She feels like she's losing her mind when she starts seeing things like a ghost girl when she is alone at the park pool.On top of all tha [...]

    15. Monica on said:

      Three days later I'm still absorbing all the nuances of this book. Mr. Parlato's character development of all the players in this drama made me truly live and breathe Teddi's life. I stayed up late Sunday night because I could not put it down! I highlighted so many passages on my advanced reader copy because of his beautiful prose. He perfectly captured the "advance-retreat-advance-stop" process that Teddi battled to follow her personal journey. It's truly a remarkable book! I highly recommend i [...]

    16. Christine on said:

      THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL could be classified as a paranormal suspense, mystery, social problem novel, and Romance. The mystery pulled me through the most. (This may be a bias on my part. I love mysteries the most of all these genres. It's also hard to find YA mysteries.) The flawed characters are dimensional and larger-than-life. Teddi Alder's story grabbed me from the first page. In my opinion, THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL is a YA-crossover, as adult readers will enjoy it too. I received an ARC in exchan [...]

    17. Lorna (fictionalflowerday) on said:

      I received a copy of The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato from Simon Pulse through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Precious Dreadful was a mystery to me. It started out a little jumbled at first and slowly started to come together. I wonder if that was kind of representative to the main character in the story, Teddi. This book starts out with Teddi joining SUMMERTEENS, a library writing group, to keep herself busy and away from her distant mother. As Teddi starts writing, dist [...]

    18. Melody Maysonet on said:

      Infused with humor, this is a spooky, tragic story that will stay with me for a long time.

    19. Andrea on said:

      This book was okay. What I liked: it had an eerie atmosphere, which is a bit rare in YA. I also love stories with unreliable narrators, and Teddi was just that! She’s complicated and complex, I loved reading her POV.I did have a few issues with it, like the writing. It was a bit choppy, it’s probably my main complaint about the book. Also, the romance. Aidan was kind of a jackass and the author tries to redeem him throughout the story and at the end, but I never really bought it.Overall I do [...]

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