Dear Dylan is a book I read a couple of months ago and unlike other books I can still remember what happened. The lovely Siobhan Curham is to thank for bringing such a tale into the world. You can find her helpful writing-tip blog here!
Dear Dylan is a 302 page novel about a teenage girl Georgie who's life is a bit down in the dumps. Her deceased father has been replaced with a troubled step dad, Tone-Deaf, who is pretty much a bully. Her mother is turning to alcohol and her friend is not what I'd call a real friend.
Luckily, Georgie starts emailing her hero Dylan and actually gets a reply! And so an email relationship begins.
I would definitely recommend this book, particularly to younger teenagers because your bound to find something to relate to in it. And if not consider yourself lucky.
What's fascinating is that the whole book is written in emails! The amount of times I have tried and failed at writing a dear diary book using the same concept ( but as a diary entry)! I seriously thought it was impossible but I'm telling you Siobhan somehow managed it!
Best suited for 11+