BOOK CLUB: CHOPSTICKS
get ready to fall in love with this multi-media romance.
Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Girl suddenly disappears, and it’s hard to tell what happens next.... Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s new novel Chopsticks may seem like your typical teen romance- but as soon as you open the book it’s clear that this story is different. Protagonist Glory and her neighbor Rodrigo fall into the same type of head-over-heels, whirlwind romance we can all relate to. But instead of using text, their relationship unfolds from photos, song lyrics, and even instant messages splattered across the pages. Available in basic print form as well as iPad and iPhone apps, you’ll have to put in some extra effort (or read it more than once!) in order to decipher the couple’s mysterious romance since there’s no traditional dialogue. But between the corresponding videos, the scribbles on paper napkins, and fuzzy Instagram images, the clever concept book sweeps you off your feet and holds you close the entire way through...which, come to think about it, is a lot like love itself. Buy Chopsticks here.