Chopsticks

Chopsticks

After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with a rigid schedule and the goal of playing sold-out shows across the globe. Now, as a teenager, Glory has disappeared. As we flash back to the events leading up to her disappearance, we see a girl on the precipice of disaster. Brilliant and lonely, Glory i After her mother died, Glory retreated into herself and her music. Her single father raised her as a piano prodigy, with ...

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Title:Chopsticks
Author:Jessica Anthony
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1595144358
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Chopsticks Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Feb 10, 2012
    Whoa. I don't even know what happened in this unique scrapbook of a mystery. It reminded me a little bit of Black and White, a little bit of Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence, and a little bit of the movie Black Swan (not in the scary sense, just in the sense of "wh...
  • P.
    Mar 10, 2012
    Unfortunately, this book is 95% gimmick - it's told through scrapbook style visuals: newspaper articles, photographs, artifacts of life, and some texting. We get the plot, but there's no story. How did Glory's dad get to be the way he is (an a-hole)? What's the basis of the relationshi...
  • jesse
    Feb 24, 2012
    glory is a piano prodigy. after her mother died, she retreated into her music. her father raised her with the goal of playing sold-out shows at carnegie hall and across the globe. brilliant and lonely, glory is drawn to frank, who moves in next door frank becomes glory?s connection t...
  • Sara
    Jun 29, 2016
    This high concept, super hipster, young adult graphic novel left me a bit cold. Though its clear it would like to take you on a deep, thought provoking journey into the mind of a troubled teenager I never really skimmed any further than the surface in this mixed bag of obvious imagery ...
  • Becky
    Aug 23, 2014
    I should preface this review by saying that I am apparently no longer sympathetic to the romantic stupidity of youth. I picked this book up after seeing it again and again and again in a discount store where I get a lot of my books from, and one day, on a whim, I bought it for $1.9...
  • Beth
    Aug 17, 2011
    I wasn't expecting this book to be as mysterious and creepy as it was. It also took me a while to get the symbolism of Chopsticks: the notes F & G representing the main characters of Frank and Glory and Chopsticks is described as F & G notes starting off close together an...
  • Tatiana
    Apr 15, 2012
    Would have been better of the photographs didn't look so staged, which makes the whole book seem gimmicky. ...
  • Abigail
    Feb 07, 2012
    This novel's story is told entirely through photographs, which hold the promise of secrets that will unlock the story at second glance. They demand to be returned to: scoured and compared and reveled in as you follow the story and then retrace your steps when the mysterious ending is r...
  • Jessica-Robyn
    May 09, 2012
    You have a story. How do you chose to tell it? Chopsticks is the kind of book you read more then once in a single sitting, well technically not read per say, but the type of book you observe multiple times. This book is about more then just words on a page, instead Chopsticks c...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Mar 16, 2012
    This book was told in such a fantastic way, I don't even know how to describe it. It was beautiful and emotional, and I loved every minute I spent reading it. ...
  • Angel
    Oct 16, 2011
    I don't understand what I just read. ...
  • Sebrina
    Apr 24, 2012
    I've always love mixed media novels like Cathy's Book or Hugo that tell unique captivating stories through pictures and hidden clues. While Chopsticks excelled in the visual department, the story felt lacking. Truth be told though, the more I think about it after reading, the more sens...
  • Lucy
    Apr 06, 2012
    This book was insanely good. I was guessing up until the very end, and had no idea what was going to happen. I really loved the story, and the very big twist that it ended up taking. In this story, Gloria ("Glory") is a seventeen year-old piano prodigy who has just been classified as ...
  • Steph Sinclair
    Apr 27, 2012
    I have a confession to make. I actually bought this book without reading any reviews. That is highly unusual for me because I rarely buy any books (I'm a library girl through and through) and when I do, it's under two circumstances: 1) I've read it before, loved it and would read it ...
  • Celina
    Aug 02, 2012
    Oh my goodness. This book is surprisingly good. My expectations for this book were pretty low in the beginning, but after reading it, I somehow still few like I need to look back at this book to understand more about it?s deeper meaning. To be honest, I read this book in a book...
  • Mary Catherine
    Dec 27, 2011
    5 out of 5 stars on Ordinary People, Extraordinary Works As a lover of books, I often find the phrase, ?A picture is worth a thousand words? to be somewhat hard to swallow. After all, doesn?t a single page of words create works of art in one?s mind? Aren?t words in a novel...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Sep 06, 2011
    I've gone through a lot of trouble to buy this book. I ordered it, waited (over a year-if that's not patience, I don't know what is), it never arrived. I got my money back so I ordered it again even though it was the double I paid for it the first time and in the span of a month both c...
  • Sophia
    Sep 02, 2016
    I saw this book on the shelf at the story and flipped through it, deciding that I just had to have this unique graphic novel. The story is a YA Contemporary Romance between a piano prodigy and the boy next door. The story is told in photographs, instant messenger, newspaper clippin...
  • Karina Halle
    Mar 16, 2014
    Provides a lot of beauty and compelling mind-fuckery for such a quick read. Really inventive, really cool. ...
  • Roy Gloeckl
    Jan 21, 2013
    The first impression I got after "reading" this was probably the intended response: Aw, how sweet. That didn't last. Disney movies are often accused of giving girls unrealistic/unhealthy perspectives on relationships but I have noticed this trend much more in Young Adult literature....
  • Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
    May 16, 2012
    [Monday, March 26, 2012] I LOVE graphic novels, so basically I got this book because it's in the form of real photos and few words. In any case, this novel made me go to YouTube to check Chopsticks out and made me want to order Pablo Neruda's poetry book, so I can read his work. ...
  • Ariel
    Mar 24, 2013
    Man, this was beautiful. Absolutely stunning. Comprised entirely of photographs, and very little text, it ws easy to fly through but it made me really focus and engage with the viewing experience: I had to really look at each picture and decide what I thought was going on. The photo...
  • Anne
    Mar 29, 2012
    The unique character and imaginative and moving story of Chopsticks made me fall in love with the novel. For this reason, I gave it five stars. Chopsticks message, find happiness, whatever the cost, pushed the envelope. The varied media and whimsical quality of blurry and shadowed phot...
  • Eunice Moral
    Dec 29, 2014
    Whoa! Too unique for words. Did I miss out on anything? It feels like there was something I missed out on. I tried to get back to the last few pages and I was baffled even more. Maybe the book wanted to leave it at that, and I wouldn't want to sound pretentious, nope I am not bein...
  • Jessica
    Mar 20, 2014
    This might be a little closer to 3.5 stars for me. This book is told through pictures, Instant Messages, and there are even links to different videos as well. It's a book that you fly through, and then feel dumbfounded by the ending. I ended up flipping back through the pages and had ...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Aug 04, 2016
    3.5 stars This book was difficult because I like the format, but it wasn't the easiest story to go along with it. The conflict is more intricate than what can be seen on the surface-level, so trying to figure out what was unfolding got a little bit more difficult toward the end, and...
  • Jonathan
    Feb 25, 2013
    If you haven't read Chopsticks yet, I'd strongly recommend that you avoid reading this review, and also the back cover of the book. It's an excellent story, best experienced in the dark. *** SPOILER ALERT *** Chopsticks is the sound of being young and the feeling of being in ...
  • Regan
    Apr 06, 2014
    4.5 A beautiful story told completely through pictures. Extremely interesting and engrossing! I even teared up a little bit at the end! Highly recommend. ...
  • Gabby
    Nov 04, 2014
    The visuals were stunning and I think this is a very interesting and refreshing way to tell a story. As for the story itself I thought it was just okay. An insta-love story about two teenagers from completely different worlds. But still, I think it's cool seeing a story told through pi...
  • Polly
    Nov 09, 2015
    This was so different I've never read anything like this and I don't think I will again. I'm so fascinated by books written in different formats so to read this story which wasn't written at all but told completely with pictures was so interesting. And the pictures were beautiful a...