A Rave Review

Wait...what day is it? The calendar tells me it's Thursday which means I completely missed Tuesday, blog post and all, and I apologize. 

No, I wasn't having a breakdown even though the kids are out of school, I was just absorbed in a spectacular book, The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder. I've never read a verse novel before but I found it gorgeous. I LOVED it. 

The prose is both concise and lyrical.. It reminded me of a series of flash fiction pieces all put together to create a complete story. The entire novel takes place in the span of a day. I don't do spoilers so I'll only tell you there's sorrow, happiness, love, longing and hope within its pages. I read parts of it twice. Highly recommended.

I would also like to take a moment to wish my mom a happy birthday. She is my best friend, my strength when things get tough and I don't know what the kids and I would do without her. Happy Birthday, Mom!

I will be back Tuesday with a rant of sorts regarding a certain reality show that's become a real annoyance to me. Until then, may your days be sunny and your writing go forth and multiply.


Danette said...

Don't remember if I saw this come through the library or not. I'll have to see... It's always good to stretch beyond our comfort zone! Happy bday to your mom!

Michael Di Gesu said...

This book sounds like something that I would really enjoy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I hope she has a WONDERFUL day...

I have an award for you at my blog Lisa.

Old Kitty said...


Yay for this fab review!! Take care

Summer Ross said...

Happy birthday to your mom! The books sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

I loved Chasing Brooklyn and this one looks fab too, thanks for letting us know and Happy Birthday to your mum.

Carol Riggs said...

A verse novel, eh? Hmm, usually I don't "do" ones like that. I tend to like prose and am stuck to it. Otherwise it seems more like a book of poetry or something.

LOL on the writing going forth and multiplying. ;o)

Susan Oloier said...

I'll have to check this out. Ellen Hopkins writes verse novels; I've read three of hers. I find it amazing when someone can write a whole story in free verse.

Donna Hole said...

I posted a Thursday guest post on Wednesday cuz I got so confused on the day. Serious Uh-Oh there.


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