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Erin, Ballakermeen High School

The Song from Somewhere Else

Despite the beautiful cover art for this book, the rest of the pictures were not as gorgeous. Sadly the plot of the story was far too overbearing and the author tried too hard to push the fact that the main character - Francesca - was not aware she was in a book. With quotes like "If I were a character in a book, I would've thought 'it must've been my imagination' but I'm not in a book, so I know it was real". Although, aside from the blatant overuse of charcoal, monotone pictures, several struck me as particularly amazing. For example, the picture between pages 188 and 189 was outstanding because of the perspectives used.

Overall, however, the pictures would've been far better if they were ALL in colour (like the cover). A little colour would've gone really far in this book and although it's a sad book (when you get past all the cliche moments and annoying stereotypes) that doesn't mean everything needs to be black and white.

Posted on: 23rd March 2018 at 09:03 pm

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