Friday, June 25, 2010

 It's true, there's something in the world called love. Esma felt it when she moved into the house with the blue stairs. There was Kara beside her, and Simon below with his room that looked out to the road - two roads actually so you had a choice as you were leaving or arriving, which way to take. But anyway, Esma at the beginning saw only one way. . .

so, I'm reading this book at the moment. I'm only halfway through, but I have fallen in love with it. the writing is incredibly poetic, she doesn't use capitals, and adds empty lines after separate thoughts and ideas, similar to language used in another great book, Meg Rosoff's 'How i live now' .

Something in the world called love is classified as a young adult novel, something i tend to steer clear of, eschewing garbage that most other people my age read, for classics, but i think i can make an exception here, because this book is so fragile, so beautiful and harsh at the same time, possibly one of the best young adult books i've ever read.


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