The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy

The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy

by Marie Jaskulka


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The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy by Marie Jaskulka

If I let you read mine, will you let me read yours?

Forgotten Girl, a fifteen-year-old poet, is going through the most difficult time of her life—the breakup of her parents, and her mom’s resulting depression—when she meets Random Boy, a hot guy who, like her, feels like an outcast and secretly writes poetry to deal with everything going on in his life.

In The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy , the couple’s poems come together to tell their unique love story. The two nameless teenagers come from opposite sides of the tracks, yet they find understanding in each other when they lay bare their life stories through the poetry they write and share with each other.

Through verse, they document the power of first kisses, the joy of finally having someone on their side, the devastation of jealousy, and the heartbreaking sadness of what each of them is simultaneously dealing with at home and hiding from the world. Finally they have someone to tell and somewhere to tell it in their marble notebook.

This is the powerful story of two imperfect teens in first love who find solace in poetry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510715349
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 500,193
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Marie Jaskulka taught English and honed her fiction through educational writing. She holds a BA in English from Saint Joseph’s University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. Jaskulka began writing in utero (or so it seems) and used to lie to her parents, telling them she had a ton of homework to do, so they would allow her to write instead of making her go outside to play. She resides in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mfu11 More than 1 year ago
The journey of two teens searching for themselves and finding each other. A whirlwind read about love and heartbreak, company and jealousy. One to experience in a single sitting. Beautifully written.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
He was her Romeo. He heard her whistle from her upstairs window as he walked down the block, stopping he climbed upon her porch roof and made her visible again. Her parents shouting from below were drowned out as Random Boy invited her out into the night. Welcoming the attention, someone finally saw her again. His crowd was not what she was used to, for she was not used to any crowd, no friends were her surroundings. Random Boy stared at her; he just soaked her all in. Its funny how not much is spoken; their bodies do all their talking or it’s just implied. What is spoken is flirty as most relationships are at the beginning but as time flows, their language changes. Their tongues become sharp, their words direct and accusing and their love takes on a different meaning. This novel is written in verse, these two teens write down their story for their stories are alike in many ways. They both write poetry, their notebooks are a living testimony of the lives that they are living. Random Boy, his life at home, is far from perfect. He is his mother’s protector; his father’s rage gets out of control and Random Boy steps in. The strength and control that Random Boy has, my heart just breaks. Forgotten Girl, life at home revolves around her parent’s drama and where does that leave her? As these two teens find each other, what is it that they are really looking for and will they find amongst themselves? I enjoyed the true honesty in the story; the abuse, the changes of the characters as they dealt with this new relationship, and their families which play a big role in the teen’s lives. Random Boy’s belief about girls causes some friction with Forgotten Girl and I enjoyed the tension that it brought to the relationship. I thought perhaps it could have helped their relationship had she done something different yet she choose to fight back. Her fighting back said something about her personality, and it altered their relationship. I thought the book did a great job showing how abuse can control a relationship and change the individuals involved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book i have ever read. And when i say this i mean it. I goes through the life of 2 teenager and Tells the story of how they found eachother and how they love and care for eachother. It is told in really good poetry.