Thursday, August 1, 2013

White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler

White Chalk
Chelle isn’t what most people consider a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.
Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.
Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
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Genre - Literary Fiction/Coming of Age
Rating – R (15+)
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White ChalkWhite Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Find one word that describes a character in your book very well. Searching. Chelle was searching for a piece of someone or something that would complete her. I would like to say, it is what teenagers do. But no, even as adults, we find ourselves at crossroads and we search for a reason, a person … anything outside ourselves that can set things right for us.

Consider the main character: what does he or she believe in? Chelle believes in change, growth. And she goes for it. But Troy breaks her heart, and this breaks her into tiny pieces. At this point, she believes in nothing and doesn't care if her life is destroyed.

How is the main character is like you. I don't think I was ever like this when I was a teenager. But if you take a bit of me, and four of my friends, you'll probably get Chelle. She seeks love, understanding and acceptance, it was heartbreaking to see that she either didn't get it all or when she did it was from the wrong person.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review White Chalk! It was great to hear your thoughts! I think "searching" is the perfect word for Chelle. She's definitely yearning for something MORE.