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July 11, 2011

Review: Wintertown by Stephen Edmond

336 Pages
Expected Publication: December 5, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.
Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.



Garden State meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist? I honestly expected this to just be a gimmick to sell the book, and maybe it was, but it’s also true. Throw in some Scott Pilgrim while you’re at it. And while Evan lacked the awkwardness that is Michael Cera, I’d be all for him playing the character.

I love these movies. Nick and Norah, Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Youth in Revolt, Easy A—young witty characters and a “cuteness” that makes me smile. Maybe I’m still seventeen at heart. Either way, Wintertown reminded me of these types and I found it to be absolutely adorable.

Both Evan and Lucy are interesting characters, and I loved seeing their relationship grow and change. I did expect the reasoning behind the sudden change in Lucy to be a bit more dramatic, but it didn’t really take away from the story. Their families are very believable in entirely different ways, and many of the secondary characters feel like someone you may have encountered at some point in life.

There are little drawings and comic strips throughout the book, which added an extra layer of appeal to the story. I think it would have been good either way, but I personally wouldn’t want to see the story without them.

Wintertown is a quick and fun read. I can’t think of anything to complain about. I’d love to see it in movie form.

4/5 Stars



2 comments:

  1. I'm super jealous. I'm dying to read this. I'm glad to hear the illustrations/comic strips add to the story, rather than take away. Great review!

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  2. I haven't heard of this book but after hearing it compared to those movies I think I'll have to add it to my TBR list--love the review :)

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