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25 March 2012 @ 06:44 pm
pushing the boundaries  



Glory is a piano prodigy and Frank is a talented artist. These two teens' lives intersect in CHOPSTICKS, A NOVEL by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral (Razorbill 2012). How do we come to know about Glory? newspaper articles describe her meteoric rise to prominence. We get to know more about Frank from his notes to Glory and from his art as well. And now it is up to readers to fill in the blanks and tell the story of this romance, perhaps an ill-fated one, from the photos, drawings, news articles, and other pieces of text and illustration that comprise the narrative of the story. Do the two end up together? There are intentionally unclear references so that readers can follow their own trails through the myriad of paths the author/illustrator provide. <145>