Friday, May 7, 2010

Verse Novel Challenge: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

I'm participating in Caroline Starr Rose's Verse Novels challenge, which means that I have to read five verse novels by the end of 2010. Caroline has a verse novel of her own, May B., coming out in fall, 2011. Yay, Caroline!

I read my first verse novel on Monday -- I Heart You, You Haunt Me, by Lisa Schroeder.

I was right in the middle of City of Bones (one of my Fill in the Gaps project list books) when I brought I Heart You home from the library, and I couldn't put it down. I found myself reading standing up in the kitchen while making dinner, something I never do.

But it's easy to do with a verse novel because the chapters are so short. You can seriously pick up the book for two minutes and you might finish a chapter. Just the kind of book for a busy mom, let me tell you!

That wasn't the only reason why I couldn't put it down, though. There were so many things I wanted to find out. How did Jackson die? Why did Ava blame herself? What does a girl do with a ghost boyfriend? All those questions kept me turning pages, let me tell you.

I'm excited to keep going with this challenge. I already have another Lisa Schroeder book, Far From You, on my bedside table for when I'm done with City of Bones.

4 comments:

  1. I have never read a verse novel. I look forward to reading your reviews :)

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  2. I'm so excited you loved your first NiV! As I've (sheepishly)shared, I haven't read many. This is one I mean to get to.

    It's interesting to see how few people have heard of verse novels. Let's educate readers everywhere! ;)

    I'll make your link live on my site.

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  3. Elise, Great! You should read one or two or three, too. I think I'm going to find them a bit addicting. :)

    Caroline, Yes, I'm all for education. Thanks for having the idea for this challenge and running with it. Now I'm extra excited to read May B. when it comes out next fall. Yay!

    Amy

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  4. This sounds interesting. I'll definitely have to give it a try.

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