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Chopsticks (edition 2012)

by Jessica Anthony, Rodrigo Corral (Creator)

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Title:Chopsticks
Authors:Jessica Anthony
Other authors:Rodrigo Corral (Creator)
Info:Razorbill (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:GoodReads Books
Rating:*****
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I hated this book. I was so mad when I finished it that I threw it on the bed. There is so much I could say about this, ranting on and on, but I'd rather not think about it anymore. ( )
  Misty-Rose | Jun 1, 2015 |
Interesting novel in pictures. ( )
  mlake | Apr 28, 2015 |
This book can be "read" in under 30 minutes.

Laid out in a graphic style, this story is uniquely told through photographs, newspaper clippings, momentos, and instant message chats. It is an interesting and different way to tell a story, and that's what drew me to this book.

Unfortunately, the story that is being told is terrible.

Two self-indulgent teenagers, one a young piano virtuoso and the other a South American immigrant, meet and fall in love. The story, from start-to-finish, is how they both completely ruin their lives because they "love" each other so much.

Perhaps this is what romance looks like to 16-year-olds, but it's not romance, it's a waste of time and effort. Even if that is only 30 minutes. ( )
  sixteendays | Mar 3, 2015 |
Gr 10-12, This is the story of piano prodigy Glory. She is raised by her just her father after her mother died. After her mothers death, Glory kept solely to her music. Her father kept her on a rigorous practice schedule, ensuring that his daughter be a world famous piano prodigy. Then one day, Frank moves in next door. Glory immerses herself in Frank, becoming lost in him. Soon all she can play on the piano is Chopsticks, over and over. The further Glory seems to fall for Frank, the more she seems to be spiraling out of control into an unstable mental state. And now, Glory has gone missing. The story itself is presented in scrapbook page format making use of text messages, url links, pictures, papers, letters, and drawings. The presentation of the story makes for a completely intimate and different experience of storytelling. The format might also offer less higher level readers to engage in a story more intimately, through the use of transmedia storytelling. You’ll need to read it more than once to decipher what’s real, what’s perception, and what was actually apart of Glory’s madness. ( )
  foresterk | Nov 19, 2014 |
It's an interesting book based on the form (a mix of photographic essay, unconventional epistles (instant messages and postcards), and newspaper articles, with some interactive bits through printed URL videos (though not all the links work)), but the plot is a generic. Two teens who are misunderstood by parents and find each other. ( )
  Bodagirl | Aug 13, 2014 |
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In a love story told in photographs and drawings, Glory, a brilliant piano prodigy, is drawn to Frank, an artistic new boy, and the farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness until the only song she is able to play is "Chopsticks."

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