Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall
by Wendy Mass
This novel is written in verse and, for the most part, the short lines enhanced the quick pace and ephemeral quality of the inner monologue, but at other times, the enjambment was so illogical that it stalled my reading. There were many genuinely touching moments in this story about a girl who gets pegged in the head by a dodge ball and finds her self in the hospital teetering between life and death. The ending is a bit didactic and moralistic, but it happens to be a moral I agree with, so I didn't particularly mind! Each section had a very clever ending, which made them fun to read, but since I read the book in one sitting, the predictability made the individual endings seem a bit less clever. Overall, despite a few flaws, I found this book extremely charming.
And it has inspired another contest!
Tell me about a purchase you made at the mall
that was significant in some way.
You can write a poem, like Wendy Mass, or just ramble as you see fit.
Make sure to explain what the purchase was
and how it turned out to be significant.
The winner will be announced on Friday the 23rd
and the prize is a mall inspired gift bag!
So, like, get to it!