The Precious Dreadful

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 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 rea Teddi Alder is just trying to figure out her life. When she joins SUMMERTEENS, a library writing group, she?s ...

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Title:The Precious Dreadful
Author:Steven Parlato
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1507202776
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Precious Dreadful Reviews

  • Kim Stokely
    Sep 29, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

  • Margo Kelly
    Nov 06, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

  • C. Lee McKenzie
    Dec 19, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

  • Monica
    Jan 10, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 08, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

  • Thamy
    Feb 08, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

  • Michael Araujo
    Oct 28, 2017

    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 wil...

  • Autumn (Triquetra Reviews)
    Mar 26, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

  • Dayla
    Sep 14, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Thomasina Levy
    Apr 02, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

  • Christine
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

  • Cathryn Dolly
    Apr 10, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

  • Alysa H.
    Oct 18, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

    While the writing here was okay, and the central mystery interesting enough to keep me reading, this book fell far short of my expectations. The "teen writing group" aspect that first attracted me is barely present, the paranormal elements are very slight, and Teddi's mother is weird c...

  • Hollis
    Jan 26, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

  • Lynndell
    Mar 27, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

  • Lorna
    Dec 05, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

  • Vani
    Feb 01, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Feb 11, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

  • Nicole Strand
    Jan 31, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

  • Melody Maysonet
    Feb 15, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

  • Karima chermiti
    Apr 07, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

  • Caitlin C
    Jul 11, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

    While the writing here was okay, and the central mystery interesting enough to keep me reading, this book fell far short of my expectations. The "teen writing group" aspect that first attracted me is barely present, the paranormal elements are very slight, and Teddi's mother is weird c...

    THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL follows 16 year-old Teddi and her quest to have a memorable summer that quickly morphs into a quest to uncover her mysterious past. Teddi, the snarky daughter of a struggling single mom, has always been independent and believes in creating her own fun. Thus, she b...

    This book had the potential to be a pretty awesome (if slightly predictable) story, if Aidan hadn't been in the book. Or at least not in the last half. The basic premise of there being a mystery lurking just out of reach, waiting to be uncovered, is usually a nice one, and the author c...

    Do you ever encounter a trainwreck that needs to be read? That was this book. I was excited to see a local author, and I wanted to know where he was from. I was trying to "place" where the story even was set, and struggled with that, (I ended up envisioning my hometown of East Hartford...

  • Janet
    Dec 01, 2017

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

  • Chanel
    Feb 16, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    May 30, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

    While the writing here was okay, and the central mystery interesting enough to keep me reading, this book fell far short of my expectations. The "teen writing group" aspect that first attracted me is barely present, the paranormal elements are very slight, and Teddi's mother is weird c...

    THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL follows 16 year-old Teddi and her quest to have a memorable summer that quickly morphs into a quest to uncover her mysterious past. Teddi, the snarky daughter of a struggling single mom, has always been independent and believes in creating her own fun. Thus, she b...

  • Daniel Parlato
    Mar 18, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

  • Lisa Rowland
    Apr 14, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

    While the writing here was okay, and the central mystery interesting enough to keep me reading, this book fell far short of my expectations. The "teen writing group" aspect that first attracted me is barely present, the paranormal elements are very slight, and Teddi's mother is weird c...

    THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL follows 16 year-old Teddi and her quest to have a memorable summer that quickly morphs into a quest to uncover her mysterious past. Teddi, the snarky daughter of a struggling single mom, has always been independent and believes in creating her own fun. Thus, she b...

    This book had the potential to be a pretty awesome (if slightly predictable) story, if Aidan hadn't been in the book. Or at least not in the last half. The basic premise of there being a mystery lurking just out of reach, waiting to be uncovered, is usually a nice one, and the author c...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Feb 21, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

  • Calico
    Apr 14, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...

    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...

    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...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars I 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 complic...

    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 rela...

    In THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL, Steven Parlato paints settings and portrays characters with poetic language that lures the reader with each rhythmic phrase. AND - I'm giving away an ARC on my website. Hop over there to enter to win: http://www.margokelly.net/2017/11/boo... Before ...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Precious Dreadful by Steven Parlato. Teddi?s summer vacation begins with a few options. She decides to spend time with Summerteens, the local library?s summer writing works...

    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. T...

    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 o...

    I guess that?s all life is, really, just a series of moments. Some ruined, some beautiful. And I?ve learned one thing. There?s no escaping any of them. The precious dreadful is one giant identity crisis and that?s what?s making me really unable to wrap my mind around ...

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

    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 ...

    After having read the Namesake, I looked forward to finally getting my own copy of The Precious Dreadful. I'm going to start out by saying I swear Parlato has something against the nuclear family. Every one of the families he writes about has some kind of deficiency. What ever happened...

    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....

    i found to be a light enjoyable reading this book. the character teddi has gone through rough time, and seeking solace in writing. Living in small town during the summer, there was two options, jion a theater group or a summer writing group. she jions the writing group , struggling wit...

    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 frien...

    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 advan...

    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 charac...

    Really biased here, so I'll keep the review short and sweet. I adored the book, the premise and characters! Teddi's life has snippets that mirror my own which had bits of the story feeling a little close for comfort. I'm a huge fan of Parlato's writing and I couldn't find fault wit...

    This book was an excellent read. You know it?s a well written book when the hairs on the back of your neck are raised during a mysterious section in the plot line. Well done Mr. Parlato! ...

    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 re...

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

    While the writing here was okay, and the central mystery interesting enough to keep me reading, this book fell far short of my expectations. The "teen writing group" aspect that first attracted me is barely present, the paranormal elements are very slight, and Teddi's mother is weird c...

    THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL follows 16 year-old Teddi and her quest to have a memorable summer that quickly morphs into a quest to uncover her mysterious past. Teddi, the snarky daughter of a struggling single mom, has always been independent and believes in creating her own fun. Thus, she b...

    This book had the potential to be a pretty awesome (if slightly predictable) story, if Aidan hadn't been in the book. Or at least not in the last half. The basic premise of there being a mystery lurking just out of reach, waiting to be uncovered, is usually a nice one, and the author c...

    Do you ever encounter a trainwreck that needs to be read? That was this book. I was excited to see a local author, and I wanted to know where he was from. I was trying to "place" where the story even was set, and struggled with that, (I ended up envisioning my hometown of East Hartford...

    ?The Precious Dreadful? follows 15-almost-16 year old Teddi Alder, who is just trying to get through the summer without dying from boredom. As such, she joins SUMMERTEENS, a library sponsored creative writing course that explicitly asks to bring real feeling into every piece of wor...

  • Becky
    Mar 23, 2018

    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 wil...

    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 t...

    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. ** ...

    *3.5? I had no idea what this book would be about when I started it, but the idea of reading a novel based particular around a writing class intrigued me. This story went so far from what I thought it would be - not in a bad way, I did enjoy it, it just wasn?t what I expected. ...