Currently I am Re-Printing 2007 posts.
November 2007: Volume 1
- November 7, 2007: Drawing the Ocean by Carolyn MacCullough–“At its core, Drawing the Ocean is a story about choices. About how certain choices can change everything in an instant. And how the right choice isn’t always the easy one. MacCullough writes about all of these dilemmas masterfully.” To date, MacCullough is still one of my favorite authors in the entire world.
- November 11, 2007: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan–“The narrative of both writers here is really tight. Cohn and Levithan do a great job keeping the story coherent as they alternate chapters without getting redundant. Dual narrations often run the risk of seeming gimmicky, but it here it’s truly effective. The narratives overlap enough that readers get to see key events from Nick and Norah’s point of view. This technique helps to give a fuller version of the story as well as humorously showing how differently two people can see the exact same thing.”
- November 14, 2007: Jinx by Meg Cabot–“I liked the story here. But I wanted to like it more than I did. It was funny and light, which is really hard to achieve in writing. But certain elements of the prose were quite annoying. Every time Jean alluded to the “full story” of her trip to New York, I had to fight a strong urge to skim ahead and see what she was talking about. That’s how long it took for Cabot to explain everything.”