Review: Winter Town

Nov •  16 •  2011

Title: Winter Town
Series: No
 Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Stephen Emond
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: December 5, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

“Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent’s divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she’s changed. The former “girl next door” now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, “Old Lucy” still exists, and he’s determined to find her… even if it means pissing her off.
Garden State meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.”

This book is soo good! It made my heart swell with so much love!
What grabbed me most about this book is the great plot line. I loved that the reader immediately feels drawn to the world Mr. Emond created. I like that once I started this book I could not put it down. This book also contain some great picture illustrations. It made me feel more connected to the story cause I can see Evan and Lucy.
The characters of the book go through so much growth. I love watching them make mistakes and learn from one another. As I read this book, the characters gave me hope for the ending of the book. I loved that Mr. Emond took his great characters and brought them to life. The characters were not perfect yet flawed. The both changed over time and adjusted. 
The love interest in the book is bittersweet. It was most certainly not what I was expecting, but I loved the ending. It gave the reader hope for Evan and Lucy. A new beginning that everyone can enjoy.
If you want a book about love and change read this book. The picture illustrations will leave you breathless. It gave the book a whole new meaning of reading. Evan and Lucy will captured your heart. I loved reading this book cause it gave my heart a happy feeling about love. Even when you think it’s gone, it’s always there.
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!

10 Comments

  1. This book sounds really good! I hadn’t even heard of it before reading your review! 🙂

  2. Ashley
    Nov 16, 2011

    Oh, this sounds amazing! Happyface was sheer genius, so I’ll definitely give this one a go!

    Have you read Blankets? It’s an illustrated novel as well, and it’s perfect. I absolutely LOVE Blankets.

  3. Jenny
    Nov 16, 2011

    I like that some illustrations are included, that makes the whole reading experience a little more unique and different. Good to know this one ends with hope despite the bittersweet nature of their relationship:)

  4. Lisa
    Nov 16, 2011

    I loved the illustrations in this novel. I think it added so much to the story and the character of Evan.

  5. Alison Can Read
    Nov 16, 2011

    Illustrations? That sounds very cool. I do like books about love and change, especially if the love has a bittersweet tinge.

  6. Missie
    Nov 16, 2011

    Oh wow! It has illustrations?! That makes me so excited to check it out.

  7. Shellie
    Nov 16, 2011

    Haven’t heard of this but it sounds awesome, I’ll have to add it to my list =)

  8. Wow a book with illustrations! This one sounds perfect. Surprisingly I haven’t heard of it before but it sounds really good. The characters sound very interesting. So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit

  9. Okay, you had me curious with the character descriptions, but illustrations? Oh yes… I’m there!

  10. A. Knight
    Nov 17, 2011

    I love sweet books like these(:

    – Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)