Title: A Corner of White
Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pub Date: 04/01/13
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This book did several things very well. The character development was well paced and the surprises unexpected but believable. The inner thoughts of the characters were a little unbelievable for the real world, but perfect for the style of this book. Also, the two main settings in this book seem very different at first, but the author very cleverly makes some important similarities between the two clear.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: Previous books by Jaclyn Moriarty have been told only with things written down by the characters like letters, memos, lists, diaries etc. but this one is a straight out narrative with some letters and notes mixed in.
Annotation: In the Kingdom of Cello, Elliot is frantically trying to locate his missing father. Meanwhile, in the World, Madeleine and her mother have run away from home to Cambridge. Elliot and Madeleine start communicating, and the two worlds seem more similar than ever before.
tags: fantasy / magical realism / mystery / contemporary / ya lit