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JLsBibliomania

JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 

 

 

 

Currently reading

Sparrow Hill Road
Seanan McGuire
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid
Progress: 161/320 pages
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages

Make Lemonade

Make Lemonade (Make Lemonade, Book 1) - Virginia Euwer Wolff

While a nice enough story about resilience, Make Lemonade confirmed that I just don't "get" the whole novel in free verse phenomenon.  

 

Sometimes limits, such as the compressed length of a short story, or the structured poetry of Shakespeare's plays lead to increased creativity on the part of the author.  As I have for the other verse novels I've read I felt like the poetry in Make Lemonade led to lack of complexity in characterization and material closer to a short story than a "novel".  

 

Perhaps I should look for the next novel in verse as an audiobook to see if my experience changes when the story is experienced aurally not visually.