So Shelly

by TY ROTH | Teens |
ISBN: 0385739583 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KateKintail of Burke, Virginia USA on 1/4/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by KateKintail from Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, January 04, 2019
Bought this at a library used book sale years ago. I wrapped it up and recently unwrapped it as a present to myself and gave it a read.

I picked this book up years ago, excited to read it, because I love the work of the romantic poets and have studied a bit about their personal lives as well. Reimagining them as modern day high school students was interesting and super clever. However, the storytelling fell a little short for me with all the bouncing back and forth.

I really like the characters. Byron is perfectly wild and brilliant. Keats is lovable and relatable and just wants to write his poetry blog. And Shelly (a combination of Percy & Mary) is vulnerable and just about as pixie dreamgirl-esque as one could hope for.

Still, I didn't feel the emotional pull I had hoped to feel while reading. I thought it was good and am glad I read it, though.

Journal Entry 2 by KateKintail at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, January 18, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (1/19/2019 UTC) at Rockville, Maryland USA

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Taking this to a BCinDC meetup in Rockville so it can find a new home!

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Journal Entry 3 by FortHuntLFL at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, January 21, 2019
Caught at the BC in DC meetup - placing in my LFL.

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