Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a big mystery book. Vera Dietz, the main character in the story, is an eighteen year old pizza delivery girl who has many, many issues. Her mother gave birth to her at seventeen years old and left Vera and her Dad when Vera was only twelve. Her mother was also a stripper, but Vera tries to make sure no one knows about that. Her Dad is having problems trying to raise Vera. He also tries to get Vera be a blue-collar person in life, just like himself. Though Vera’s biggest problem was her childhood friend, Charlie Kahn, dying. The only problem is that nobody knows what happened before his death or how he really died. Only Vera really knows, but she doesn’t want to talk about or know about it because she believes Charlie betrayed her after hanging out with the detention kids and druggies. But as her life goes on, Charlie begins to haunt her. Vera believes he is trying to get her to clear his name. Vera remembers her past and links it to the present to try and find out how to clear Charlie’s name and find out all that happened to him.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a story with many twists and turns and surprising things happening to the characters as you read along. I would recommend this book to anyone older then 16 years old as it does include strong language. However, I still enjoyed reading through this book.
~Ronald, Teen Book Reviewer