Sunday, 4 August 2013
Blog Tour Review and GIVEAWAY: White Chalk- Pavarti K. Tyler
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.
Title: White Chalk
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Wow!! I have no idea what to say about this book. It was disturbingly perfect! White Chalk covered so many issues that teens deal with, but it was all happening to the same person. It was such an I tense read and was definitely an emotional roller coaster. I had so many feelings raging through me, ranging from disgust to heartbreak. I have so many questions. Why'd did the story have to go in that direction? Why did no one step up and try to save Chelle? Where was her support? How did everyone miss the signs? This was just a very powerful story. And WHY did it end right before I find out what happens????? I can assume but. Am hoping for the best. PLEASE HAVE A SECOND BOOK!!!
I would not recommend this to the faint of heart. There is not a happy ending. I would say it is a cliffhanger because different things could happen after the book ended. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!! This will drive me crazy forever. If you want to read a great book that isn't your average cookie cutter YA read, grab this book.
About The Author:
Award 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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Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/White-Chalk-ebook/dp/B00DTNV7B6/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Chalk-ebook/dp/B00DTNV7B6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375282615&sr=1-1&keywords=white+chalk
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