Title: A Corner of WhiteAuthor: Jaclyn Moriarty
Release Date: April 1st, 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
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Synopsis (Goodreads): The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).
Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds -- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...
I knew that I was going to love this book. I just knew. This book is so original, and it's unlike anything that I've read from the Young Adult genre before.
This book was incredible. I'm just going to say that before I start. It was so original. The world, or should is I say worlds, in this book is incredibly well developed. This book reminds me a lot of a fairytale retelling, except it's not a fairytale and it's not a retelling. The plot of this book isn't crazy, which gave the book a sense of perfect balance. It is essentially the story of two people who are dealing with some problems in their lives, but in two different worlds. I think this book is best to go into without any synopsis, so I'm not going to go into any more details.
The relationship between Elliot and Madeleine is really what this book is about. Sure, there may be other things that intrigue you, but Elliot and Madeleine have such a true relationship. It's not romantic, which made this book a breath of fresh air. These two characters are forming a friendship across two worlds, and they are able to help each other with their problems. That is incredible.
Jaclyn Moriarty, your writing is incredible. This book sucked me in instantly, and the writing was beautiful. As I said above, this book reminded me of a fairytale retelling because of the writing; it was fabulous. This book made me feel nostalgic, and I felt like I knew each of the characters on a personal level. Bravo.
Rating: 5/5 worms
Read it. You won't regret it.