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Posted June 3, 2012
Sweet Contemporary Novel About Finding Yourself
This book follows Lucy and Ed on the night she graduates from her senior year of high school and they get stuck together. Lucy, an apprentice glass blower, is searching for Shadow and Poet, a graffiti artist and a poet that she admires the work of. Ed and his friends say they know him and can help Lucy and her friends find them – so they set off in search while going. Lucy and Ed have had a first, and only, date that didn’t go as Lucy expected and she isn’t thrilled to be stuck with Ed for the night. After going to a party that she isn’t quite enjoying – she realizes Ed is cooler than she thought and they head off to find Shadow on their own. On the journey Ed and Lucy get to know each other and discover there is more to one another than they ever thought before.
This was a sweet contemporary novel about finding yourself and what you truly crave. It was written from the point of view of Lucy and Ed and interspersed with poems from Poet. Hearing the history between Ed and Lucy, and of their moments when they are pushed together in the rest of the book – it’s just wonderful. The entire book speaks of art and what the characters see and feel when the look and create art. Even something as simple as a color evokes such responses from them. While only the short poems in the book are truly considered poetry, the entire novel is written in such beautiful language, you can’t help but to feel that it is poetry of it’s own kind. The only drawback for me was that the story was predictable and the relationships were easy to figure out. When you consider the beauty of the writing and don’t need much excitement or mystery, it’s a great book.
Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
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Posted February 18, 2013
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