Sunday, April 25, 2010

Every Soul a Star SPOILERS

Ok, so Bree being a secret geek was a little... convenient. Bree was so well drawn throughout the rest of the book this was just a little too easy. Especially because I think Bree could have done a lot with the campground-- there are hot springs! It wouldn't be that hard to do some sort of Spa as one of the Unusuals. It would draw people to the camp and would use Bree's talents at what she likes. Ah well.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Crossing Stones SPOILER

It's "Staring at Me" on page 78. Not only do I love the actual holes in this poem and how loud those blank spaces are, how much they say with their nothingness, but when I first read this, I thought Ollie was lying on a battlefield, dying, then near the end, you get the first full line, the first full thought, and it's the nurse's voice saying That's right--you're getting better. At least not any and it's a relief because you know he's alive and it's a relief because it's a full line and eases the tension and discomfort of the poem, and it just works on so many levels.