Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dear Dylan” as Want to Read:
Dear Dylan
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dear Dylan

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  315 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
“I’m so tired of feeling sad. And waiting for other people to make me happy and they don’t. And if no-one else is going to make you happy, well maybe you just have to do it for yourself?”

Fourteen year old Georgie Harris feels as if the summer holidays are over before they have even begun. Banned from going to the local drama workshop by her bully of a step-dad and her incr
Paperback, 1st Edition, 208 pages
Published March 24th 2010 by Authorhouse
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dear Dylan, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dear Dylan

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
SJH (A Dream of Books)
'Dear Dylan' was a surprising and delightfully heartwarming read with a wonderful central character who by the end of the book felt like an old friend.

The format of the story is a series of emails over a period of three months between Georgie and her e-mate. Into her emails, Georgie pours all her thoughts, feelings and emotions about her life and is able to express all the things that she'd never be able to say in read life. Her emails are funny, thoughtful, amusing, insightful and frequently ma
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I’m so tired of feeling sad. And waiting for other people to make me happy and they don’t. And if no-one else is going to make you happy, well maybe you just have to do it for yourself?”
I didn't really know what to expect when I first heard about this book as it was made up entirely of e-mails so when Siobhan Curham offered to send me a copy to review I jumped at the chance! The book explores the social media of e-mails and how a most unlikely friendship can be formed through the internet. .I n
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked it. It was fun and warm story
Oct 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

The beauty of technology is it bridges people no matter where they are.Who would have thought the e-mails Georgie exchanges with 'Dylan' can save her life? Georgie is like every other fan who idolizes someone. At first her e-mails came off as annoying, but it was Georgie's willingness to share, her openness, her ability to give life and color to a bunch of words typed and sent electronically that makes her special. And 'Dylan' saw that spark in Georgie and befor
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Dear Dylan was an emotional and original novel and I'm so glad I had this opportunity to read it! It was written entirely in emails, but it worked SO WELL! The two characters exchanging emails put all their thoughts and experiences into these emails, so it felt like I was reading chapters instead of emails.

Georgie was a character I loved right away. She was so honest and sweet that I felt a connection to her from the start. Her family was in turmoil. Her mother was stuck in an abusive relationsh
Georgie has a lot going on in her life and feels like she has no one to talk to about her problems. Feeling lonely she starts to email her favorite actor Dylan hoping desperately for someone who understands her. At first the replies she receives are just standard responses but as the person who is replying starts to discover more about Georgie's home life they reach out to offer her friendship.

When Siobhan Curham asked me to review Dear Dylan I was intrigued by the idea of a novel written purel
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grâce à un échange d'emails avec la maman de sa vedette préférée, une adolescente de quatorze ans va acquérir une confiance en elle, accomplir ses rêves les plus secrets et avouer à sa mère qu'elles ne peuvent plus endurer la brutalité du beau-père sans réagir. Inversement, la détresse de la jeune fille va aider sa correspondante à sortir d'un deuil difficile et envisager une nouvelle carrière de comédienne.
De cette rencontre improbable, naît une très jolie connivence qui servira aussi de levier
Elizabeth Emily Browne
I love this book. Especially the style it is written in. I love getting emails so the fact that it was all depicted by emails was a plus for me. But as it always ends up. All is not what it seems throughout this book. Georgie writes to her hero Dylan and he starts too reply. I love the story behind this. About how when your not actually face to face with someone you can't be sure who it really is and you should be careful online.
Rebecca Smith
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure why Goodreads says this book is 208 pages long when in actual fact it's 302 pages. Anyway...

Dear Dylan is about a 14 year old girl called Georgie who is a massive fan of Dylan Curtland from her favourite TV Show, Jessop Close. She begins to start emailing him about how much she loves him and just about anything that pops into her head! Very soon on in the novel she finds out that it's not actually Dylan who she has been emailing....

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can recall fir
SPOILER ALERT! This was a lovely read with really important subject matter. I loved the friendship that formed between Georgie and Nan. It was wonderful and refreshing to see a friendship between a young girl and an older mother-like figure through emails. I really enjoyed all the theatre/acting aspects of it as well, as acting is one of my passions. Georgie really goes on a journey in this book and she grows and matures wonderfully. I found the beginning so relatable, with her emails to Dylan. ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Heart Burn
  • Lottie Biggs is (not) Mad (Lottie Biggs, #1)
  • Adventures of a Wimpy Werewolf: Hairy But Not Scary
  • Accidents of Nature
  • Emma Hearts LA (Hearts Series, #2)
  • How to Keep a Boy as a Pet (Circe Shaw, #1)
  • Kite Spirit
  • Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters - Letters of Life, Love and Learning
  • Fractured
  • Goose (Paper Aeroplanes, #2)
  • OMG! Is This Actually My Life? (Hattie Moore, #1)
  • Trouble at the Little Village School
  • Sister, Missing (Girl, Missing, #2)
  • The Princetta
  • An Urgent Message of Wowness
  • The Look
  • Rich and Mad
  • A World Between Us
Siobhan Curham is an award-winning author, editorial consultant, motivational speaker and life coach. Her books for young adults are: Dear Dylan (winner of the Young Minds Book Award), Finding Cherokee Brown (shortlisted for Wirral Paperback of the Year), Finding Your Inner Cherokee, Shipwrecked and Dark of the Moon (currently being developed for television), True Face, The Moonlight Dreamers and ...more
More about Siobhan Curham...

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »