Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

This unusual book is not a graphic novel, but it is a story told through photographs and documents. The main characters are a teenage girl who is a piano prodigy and a neighbor boy who seems to offer her an alternative to her rigorous, highly disciplined life. As the book progresses, Glory plays the piano in major concerts but also becomes unable to play anything but Chopsticks. Is she really going crazy or is it crazy to keep up her life as a piano player? Is she running away with Frank or has he deserted her? To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what happened in this book. It's intriguing and full of clues, but maybe I'm not visually literate enough to figure it out. I would love to hear from others who think they get it!

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