Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony

admin    April 3, 2012

This is a very cool book that plays with the boundaries between novel, graphic novel and scrapbook story.  It tells of the forbidden love between Glory – a piano prodigy – and Francisco – a troubled Argentinian boy.  Glory’s overprotective father and and takes her on a whirlwind tour of Europe (away from Francisco), and things start to spiral out of control.  They try to keep in touch with IM, email and postcards, but it’s hard to tell what is going to happen or what is “real” in this edgy story.

The book is a visual wonder, and I couldn’t put it down.