Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winter Town by Stephen Emond


Winter Town
Young Adult: 336 Pages
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: December 5th, 2011
Series: None
Challenge: None
Source: From publisher for review
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the Author: Website | Twitter

Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.

Winter Town has been on my Wish list since I first heard about it. I couldn't wait to curl up on my couch during a cold Canadian winter day and crack it open.

First off, I had major cover envy with this book. The simple illustration yet the stunning midnight blue just won me over. It was unique and fit the story that lied within just perfectly. There is so much to love with Winter Town. Evan for one, was hilarious. His dry, sarcastic humour had me laughing out loud more than once. He also reminded me lot of one of my best guy friends I had growing up. And although I couldn't really relate to Lucy as a character, I could relate to their friendship.

I loved the drawings and illustrations throughout the novel as well. It gave the book a whole new feel and experience.

This is my first book by Stephen Emond but it won't be my last! His simple writing style made the book flow at a beautiful pace. I loved that the book had an artistic feel to it as well. Winter Town makes for a delightful reading experience.
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4 comments:

  1. Great review! I loved this book as well even though I couldn't relate to Lucy either. Evan made up for it as did the illustrations! =)

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  2. This is one I am really looking forward to. And I had no idea there were illustrations! Now I am even more excited.

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  3. Thanks for reviewing. Sounds like it might be a good book club read.
    Ann

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  4. I really enjoyed reading Winter Town too! The book really wouldn't have been the same experience without the illustrations! Lucy and Evan had great chemistry together as friends as well. Great review, Cathy!

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