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YA Superlatives 2014 - Day Three - Elements of Fiction

Wednesday, December 17, 2014




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A nice, original idea having the love story told from the perspectives of all those around the protagonists.

Jennifer E.Smith wins this one again. New York, Scotland, California...lots of nice places in this one. Also the surf books (Rough Waters by Nikki Godwin and Blue by Lisa Glass) - one was set in California and the other Cornwall, England. The latter isn't that far from me but I've never been. 
  
LOVELIEST PROSE  
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
I thought this was beautifully written. The prose matched the subject matter - it was very lyrical. Oh and the actual song lyrics were great! 
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 
Sonia from Let's Get Lost
Her story just tugged my heartstrings. The most memorable amidst a host of memorable supporting characters. Second place goes to Matt from Flat-Out Celeste. 

BEST USE OF THEME 
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
I liked the use of fairytales in this one. 

9 comments

  1. I picked GEOGRAPHY too for the wanderlust category - that book made me want to get my passport! And must get my hands on Open Road Summer. I've heard so many wonderful things!

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    1. Open Road Summer is a really beautiful book. I said somewhere else that the more I think about it (and the more I partake in this blogfest), the more I realise how much I really liked it.

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  2. I totally loved the song lyrics in Open Road Summer! I think Emery Lord has a backup career in songwriting!

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    1. Definitely! I think it helped that I was listening to the Nashville songs on repeat around that time!

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  3. I haven't read many of these but Open Road Summer is on my list :)

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    1. Such a great book - I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT sounds really interesting! And a very unique take on a romance too. I'll have to check that one out. :-)

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    1. Yeah it certainly was something different! It was a cute, quick read. Perfect for a rainy day.

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  5. I really liked Sonia's story in Let's Get Lost, too. She and Hudson were my two favorite sections of the book.

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