Friday, August 2, 2013

White Chalk Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

I read White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler for honest review.

About the book:(copied from media kit)
Chelle isn’t 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.

About the author: (from media kit)

pavartiktylerAward winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters and one very large, very terrible dog. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity and penning her next genre bending novel.

White Chalk (Evolved Publishing) marks Tyler’s third full length novel and promises readers familiar with her work the same mind bending experience. Her other projects include: Shadow on the Wall (Fighting Monkey Press) and Two Moons of Sera (Fighting Monkey Press). Shadow on the Wall has been received many awards: Winner of the General Fiction/Novel Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Winner in the Fiction: Multicultural category for The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, and Finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category for the 2012 International Book Awards. White Chalk has been hailed as “brave”, “raw”, and “destroyingly beautiful”. In line with novels such as White Oleander, Thirteen Reasons Why and Gemma, White Chalk invites you to witness one girl’s heartrending story of confusion and desperation.

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My review: 
This book required me to go through great depths to read it. Once again, Kindle for PC would not load up right away. Once it loaded, it froze. Luckily, I copied the book to the Kindle and the phone. I read the book over the phone. This process was new to me. I am use to paging down or using the arrows to swipe. I am not used to using my fingers. This android phone is getting better and better.

I liked the book from the beginning. The book is about Chelle. Chelle in in middle school, eight grade, 13 years old. . She hardly gets into trouble. She falls for Troy Christiansen (16 years old. ummm 16 and in middle school?) quickly, the first day she sees him. Troy does not care if he upsets authority, by the way.  He can drive and does not follow curfew.

She wanted to find a way to get to know Troy. What started as a conversation over a snack cake, lead to Chelle skipping class and getting into serious trouble, after she gets caught.

The book was a good read. I liked the flow and sentence structure. The book does contain cuss words (sh*t, f*ck). The book also contains an inappropriate, sexual scene, between Chelle and a teacher.

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  1. Thanks so much for your review! So sorry to hear you had difficulty opening the book though. So you know, Troy is 16 and a Jr in highschool. It says this in the book a few times. The school they attend is a secondary school which means 7-12 :) Thanks!

  2. @Pavarti ah that makes sense. when i was in school, it was 5th and 6th in intermediate, 7th and 8th in jr high, and 9th to 12th in high school


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