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The Chalk Artist Paperback – 3 May 2018
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What begins as a sparkling love story of an idealistic young teacher, Nina, and artist Collin, who works only in chalk, becomes a stunning, rich exploration of whether love, art, literature, and nature can compete with breathtaking virtual worlds. -- Helen Simonson * Author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand * Coming-of-age stories never get old, and here's an especially sweet one... an old-fashioned romance that's wise and tender * Daily Mail * Filled with exquisite pleasure... I absolutely devoured it. -- Geraldine Brooks * Author of People of the Book * This is a novel full of wit and spark... Irresistible and arresting. * New York Times *
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It may not have been intended to be taken the way that I have but I see this as a great way to highlight how dangerous addiction can be and that it comes in many different forms. As video games or even as people. And how manipulating people can be. Fantastic read. Little hard to begin with when you don't really know where the story is going to go but you find yourself wanting to know what happens next.
The first quarter of this book i really struggled with, i struggled to connect with the story and the style of writing. It was for me, confusing. I couldn't figure out what was going on in some places so i struggled to carry on reading.
The middle of the book picked up and was easier to read as i found myself enjoying what was going on, the school, the drama of individuals outside of the school. It all became exciting and intense.
The last quarter of the book was, again, hard to read and difficult to understand what was going on at times.
Because of the style of writing i struggled to connect with this book. I was upset about this as i really thought i would enjoy the book a lot more than i did. Hence the low rating.
Collin, a recent drop out from college is tending bar in his hometown, Cambridge, Mass. He is attracted to a young woman, most probably a teacher, who comes in several times a week and grades papers. Nina, teaches poetry, Emerson and Shakespeare to high school students. They meet, she discovers the artistic side of Collin and he is offered a job with her father's firm developing new reality games. All good and fine, as we follow them, we meet Collin's mother, and the neighbors and friends who come to her parties. One such group, a mother and two children play an integral part in this novel. This is a novel of finding yourself and proving your worth. Developing your talents, particularly when someone provides some nurturing.
This is a novel of some simplicity, no overthinking required, but it has a thread that provides a base in reality. The reality games of today, so many young adults are caught up in these games and their days and nights are spent with reality figures. What does this do your persona? How do you connect with the real world?
Recommended. prisrob 06-01-17
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