Jenny Hubbard writes beautifully. If you like poetry or novels in verse, you'll really enjoy reading about Emily as she writes her way to a better place.
Interesting book. I like the poetry interspersed with the story but the story itself didn't seem deep enough for the circumstances.
A good story, but told through a writing style that didn't connect with me. Since leaving high school I've found some poetry that I've really fallen in love with, but this was a strong reminder of why I thought poetry wasn't for me when I was a student. I could have overlooked that, though, had I felt more emotional engagement with Emily; but I just didn't get the visceral sense of her trauma that I should have. That said, I think the right audience will truly love this one and there are definitely readers for it. Abstractly introspective, artistic, sad, and poetic.
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Emily hasn't told any of the girls at her new school the reason she transferred there so suddenly -- that her ex-boyfriend had committed suicide.
- Andrea Lipinski
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