Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral is a novel done almost entirely from pictures and images with a few chat room conversations and copies of letters and newspaper articles. This leaves it up to the reader to put together the story. The story starts off with a screen shot of a newscaster giving breaking news of a missing girl, Glory Fleming, a famous pianist. The next page is a picture of the evidence that is found, a blue boxing robe with white lettering. The next page gives the much needed information to further the story, the newspaper article about her disappearance. Then the reader is off putting together the pieces. A childhood prodigy finds out that there is more to life than the piano when she meets the new boy that moves in next door. Dad doesn’t like him, sadly making him all the more appealing. The images tell of their relationship. Dad gets desperate and books a foreign tour. But everything is not as it seems. There are clues hidden throughout the book hitting that one of these characters just might be fabricating the story. Is the story real? Read and find out. Don’t be afraid to look back in the book to confirm a hunch, which is what makes it so much fun. Keep your eyes open for the clues.
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