Every Exquisite Thing

Little, Brown & Company (May 2016)

From the bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook comes a heartfelt and unexpected novel in the vein of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hard-working student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper—the mysterious, out-of-print cult-classic—the rebel within Nanette awakens.

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price.

A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.

The One You Feed interview

NPR WBUR interview

NPR WUNC interview

– PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Matthew Quick

Publishers Weekly Best Summer Books 2016

YALSA’s 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Booklist Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2017

– Junior Library Guild selection

– 2017 Texas Tayshas Reading List pick

– 2018 North Carolina School Library Media Association YA Book Award Winner

– Translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), French, Polish, Turkish, Italian, Russian, and published in the UK by Headline

– Little, Brown School & Library Educator’s Guide