28. September 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Teen Books

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony, Rodrigo Corral (Illustrator) , 272 pages, read by Angie, on 09/27/2012

Glory is a piano prodigy. She has fallen in love with her neighbor. But her father hates Frank and takes her to Europe for a year. Glory has a breakdown and only plays Chopsticks. She is sent to Golden Hands facility where she disappears.

This book is pretty much indescribable. It is told through pictures, IMs, scrapbook materials and letters. There is very little actual text. And I am not really sure what happened at the end of the book. Did Glory and Frank run away together to Argentina, did she just disappear, did she make the whole thing up, or has she completely lost her mind???? That is the beauty of this book; there are no definitive answers and it is up to the reader to decide. This is a book you will pour over time after time.

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