Thursday, June 14, 2012

Book Review: Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Excellent Book! Very ingenious design! The book is told entirely in pictures and snapshots with few wording throughout the book. We follow a mysterious disappearance admist a love interest. It's amazing how fully the story is told through the pictures without any wording. It's a beautiful story and very quick to 'read'!


After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As we flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, we see a girl on the precipice of disaster. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to an artistic new boy, Frank, who moves in next door. The farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness. Before long, Glory is unable to play anything but the song "Chopsticks."

But nothing is what it seems, and Glory's reality is not reality at all. In this stunningly moving novel told in photographs, pictures, and words, it's up to the reader to decide what is real, what is imagined, and what has been madness all along....

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