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Razorbill, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As we flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, we see a girl on the precipice of disaster. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to an artistic new boy, Frank, who moves in next door. The farther she falls, the deeper she spirals into madness. Before long, Glory is unable to play anything but the song "Chopsticks."

But nothing is what it seems, and Glory's reality is not reality at all. In this stunningly moving novel told in photographs, pictures, and words, it's up to the reader to decide what is real, what is imagined, and what has been madness all along....

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I really unique storytelling method. - LibraryThing
I also hated the ending. - LibraryThing
A romance told in pictures. - Goodreads
I originally thought this was a love story. - Goodreads
The plot twist was extremely unexpected. - Goodreads
Really enjoyed this unique take on storytelling. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - OBridget1 - LibraryThing

Okay, so, I finished this tonight...Within about an hour and a half or so..(had to keep stopping to talk to my kids, respond to messages, etc). It's good. I think I understand the ending and what ... Read full review

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User Review  - dms02 - LibraryThing

I really unique storytelling method. Visually appealing to read and flip through. The story lost me for a little bit and I had to read others reviews to figure a resolution. May have to go back and revisit this one. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Jessica Anthony's debut novel, The Convalescent, was published by McSweeney's Books and received abundant critical praise, was an ALA Adult Notable Book of 2009, and was a B&N Discover selection. Her fiction has also appeared in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney's, Mid-American Review, New American Writing, and elsewhere. She resides in Portland, Maine, and Iowa City, where she is currently an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Writers' Workshop.

Rodrigo Corral ( runs Rodrigo Corral Design and has designed covers for Junot Diáz and Chuck Palahniuk, as well as the New York Times bestselling books Decoded by Jay-Z, Classy by Derek Blasberg, and Influence by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. He has designed countless best sellers, won many, many design awards, taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and lectured around the country. Through it all, he remains deeply committed to transcending the visual possibilities in art, in culture, and throughout the universe.