Publication Date: February 2012
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 readers flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, they see a girl on the precipice of disaster. (from Goodreads)
Chopsticks is a book...with words. Well, with some words - mostly pictures. Well, mostly pictures and words that go together. Like a scrap book. Well, maybe like a scrap book you find in the street - author unknown. Or maybe it's a story someone told you and you've tried to fit all the pieces together the way you remember it and maybe you got it wrong. Or maybe you got it right. Or perhaps the true author of the story never knew what really happened in the first place.
Confused? I sure was!
But. But! I was also fascinated. I HAD TO know what happened. And after finishing it...I don't know that I can exactly tell you. There is a secret here - or perhaps more then one and I'm pretty sure I haven't figured it out. I loved this aspect of the story.
Chopsticks is a story you're going to want to read more then once. I still haven't picked it up for a second time but I'm excited to do so. There's something about this mix of pictures and words - symbols and hidden meanings that just begs for discovery.
A different sort of book that I think can appeal to a lot of people. I was a little annoyed that I didn't understand the full story at first but I'm curious as to what exactly is going on. A book that kept me guessing!
3.5 / 5 Stars