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The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A Novel (edição 2016)

por Adele Griffin (Autor)

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When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.
Título:The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone: A Novel
Autores:Adele Griffin (Autor)
Informação:Soho Teen (2016), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages
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This is the fictional biography of art prodigy Addison Stone. The concept was interesting, but I found the story choppy, the way it jumped back and forth between different interviews and news stories. I’m sure many young adult readers will love this, but in the end I just felt way too old for it. Plus, I think people like me who live in more rural areas just “don’t get” the New York art scene. ( )
  memccauley6 | May 3, 2016 |
  Bookman1954 | Oct 23, 2015 |
Interesting use of multi-media throughout the story. The character of Addison Stone felt real - like the latest It-girls Alexa Chung, Olivia Palmero, or Blake Lively known for image more than talent. But Addison had substance too. Griffin sure lucked out in finding her beautiful muse (the daughter of a friend, I believe), but some of the story fell flat and some photos were a bit contrived. overall and interesting concept, mostly well-executed. ( )
  SharonLong | Oct 22, 2014 |
Addison Stone outgrew her small home town in Rhode Island emotionally and artistically. While descriptions of her personality varied, her art was uniformly lauded and declared to be beyond her age. Both a troubled life and the instantaneous artistic fame at a young age had their impacts on her. She died young, the intent of her fall of the Brooklyn Bridge undetermined (at least at the point that I stopped reading).

In The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Adele Griffin has her friends and family, teachers and students, boyfriends and boyfriend wannabees describe her life. Peppered with photos of Stone, reproductions of her artwork, newspaper articles, etc. this book tells the story of her short and unfinished life. This ‘multimedia’ approach is rare, although not unique. There’s a book I read whose name I’m having trouble remembering (but I will) which did a similar thing. (The book is Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral. See my review at: http://2headstogether.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/chopsticks-by-jessica-anthony-and...)

I’ve been on a string of not finishing books recently (this is the third out of 4) so I really wanted to like it. It’s getting great reviews. However, I couldn’t get through it. The combination of artwork and narrative certainly made the book better, but still, I’m sorry to say I found it boring. Normally I wouldn’t use words like that but that’s the only word I can come up with.

Addison did not have an interesting life and to devote almost 250 pages to it seems excessive. Griffin is a well respected YA writer and I understand and applaud her intention to stretch the YA book boundary. I just wish it had been with a more interesting book. ( )
  EdGoldberg | Oct 19, 2014 |
I got this book through the Amazon Vine program to review. This book was a breath of fresh air after reading a number of rather mediocre books over the last couple weeks.

This was a very well done fictional biography about an eighteen year old girl named Addison Stone who was gaining fame as an artist when she died. The book is a series of interviews with people who knew her and excerpts from interviews with her. There is a lot of speculation as to whether her death was an accident, suicide, or something else.

This book was incredibly engaging and impossible to put down. I just had to know Addison Stone's history and had to understand her and how she died. I could not put this book down.

I really really enjoyed this book. As mentioned the book is a collection of interviews with friends, family, and Addison’s agent. There are photos and interviews of Addison Stone taken from art magazines that interviewed her. I really enjoyed the candid photographs of these imaginary “real-life” people, they make the story and history feel completely real.

This book takes a look at a number of topics: the art world, fame, and mental illness. Addison Stone is a genius at art, but it comes with a cost. She is constantly haunted by voices, especially the voice of a young girl named Ida. Addison descends into madness but then comes back and goes on to be a wildly successful artist. Of course her success is only half the story.

Overall I really loved this book. It was cleverly done, different, and absolutely engrossing. By the end I was convinced that Addison Stone was a real person (even though she’s not). This book was impossible to put down and I highly recommend it to readers of all ages. ( )
  krau0098 | Sep 8, 2014 |
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