Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Book Review

The Story of Forgetting
by Stefan Merrill Block
(3 scoops)
I really wanted to like this book more than I did... but something about it just didn't land with me. There was great suspense in the beginning and an interesting intersection of voices, but as I read on the plot became too obvious and the multiple voices inauthentic. Also, the metaphoric quality of the Isidora story line felt forced. Too bad. It had so much potential. And yet it is winning awards out the wazoo. Check it out.


  1. awards up to wazoo? which ones? I just heard of this book! Like right now, from you...

  2. The Story of Forgetting is a 2008 School Library Journal Best Adult Book for High School Students

    The Story of Forgetting is on the shortlist for the 2008 Mercantile Library's John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize

    The Story of Forgetting was chosen as "Best First Novel" in the 2008 Rome International Festival of Literature.

    The Story of Forgetting is a finalist for The 2009 Indies Choice Book Award for Best Author Discovery (Debut).