White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

White Chalk

Chelle isn’t what most people consider a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.
Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.
Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
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Genre - Literary Fiction/Coming of Age
Rating – R (15+)
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What alternative title would you choose for this book? None. The title was perfect the way it is because it reflects Chelle's innocence.

Share a quote or two from the book. "My cigarette tasted familiar and safe. Funny that death should have a calming effect." and "I was a sieve, made up of nothing by leaky holes. I didn't have the strength to hold myself together."

Share a favorite scene from the book. When Chelle calls her drunk father to pick her up. I think this was when this book meant so much to me. If a teenager has to ask a parent, "can you drive?", you know how bad her life is.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.

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