Overview-White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler

Nothing can keep us from becoming someone else,but sometimes we need to see if that someone we're becoming is trully reflecting our being.


Chelle isn’t a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.
Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.

Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.

My overview:
I haven't read yet the whole book,but my opinion about it is not a bad one.I think i've seen a little "old me" in the main character.I also think that the title,"White chalk" reflets the adolescence mistakes which in the end can be removed easily with a sponge.If you ask me i'll say that those mistakes means a lot of things that teenagers want to do and the lots of personalities which they want to copy.Everyone but not themselves.
Chelle is doing the same thing we all wanted to someday.Is trying too hard to become anyone else.And is doing this just because she wants to be loved by Troy,that bad boy who's not even close to Chelle's behaviour.She's doing crazy things like sleeping with her teacher just to forget about how much  'no love' is between she and the one she loves.
I love this book even if I haven't read it all because I think Chelle is vanishing too fast in the dangerous and dusky carousel of the adolescence which is pretending just to show us the reality and solutions to grow up healthy,and the only one who can save her is not the bad boy she thinks he would,is herself.

She's just starting here to act like she had a realy bad behaviour.Trying to impress Troy.
“You smoke?” He stuffed the iPod and uneaten HoHo into his bag.
“Yeah.” I scrambled to pull myself up as he slung it over a shoulder.
“You didn’t eat. Aren’t you hungry?” He pointed to the HoHo in my hand.
“Nah, I’ll eat later.” I hoped he couldn’t hear my stomach growl, or the crinkling of the
plastic wrapper as my hand shook.

And sometimes this behaviour is determined also by the family,because they don't care too much about their childrens,and they feel like they have no one to count on,no one who can give them the love they need.
I wanted to scream, tell him to get out. I hadn’t seen him in almost a week, let alone
talked to him. He had no business eating the food Ma worked so hard to buy, or sleeping
in her bed. The idea of him behaving like a real husband or father was such a fucking

Chelle ,that Chelle who's trying to change for a boy causes trouble between her best friend and she.She's just pushing away from her those that would be helpful.
“Come on, I’m your best friend. If you can’t divulge all your secrets to me in the girl’s
bathroom, who can you tell?” She never did like getting told no, and almost always got
her way—with friends, her parents—whatever it was.
“Nothing to tell. Will you just drop it?”
“All right, whatever. So did you hear about Kiley Flynn? Apparently her older sister got
pregnant and had an abortion. She like freaked out afterwards and ran away and no one’s
heard from her in weeks.” Morgan trilled on, excitement over the juicy gossip spurring on
her speed-talking.
“I really don’t give a shit about Kiley Flynn or her dumbass sister.”
She stopped mid-thought. “Sebastian’s right. You are a bitch.”

HeadshotAbout the author:
Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters and one very large, very terrible dog. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity and penning her next genre bending novel.

White Chalk (Evolved Publishing) marks Tyler’s third full length novel and promises readers familiar with her work the same mind bending experience.  Her other projects include: Shadow on the Wall (Fighting Monkey Press) and Two Moons of Sera (Fighting Monkey Press).  Shadow on the Wall has been received many awards: Winner of the General Fiction/Novel Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Winner in the Fiction: Multicultural category for The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, and Finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category for the 2012 International Book Awards.

White Chalk has been hailed as “brave”, “raw”, and “destroyingly beautiful”.  In line with novels such as White Oleander, Thirteen Reasons Why and Gemma, White Chalk invites you to witness one girl’s heartrending story of confusion and desperation.

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2 comentarii:

Pavarti K Tyler spunea...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read White Chalk! I can't wait to hear what you think once you've finished it.

Anonim spunea...

Prea multa engleza am priceput cateva chestii dar nu in totaliatte, asteptam sa gasesc traducerea pe undeva! mi se pare o carte un pic psihologica daca avem de-a face cu o tipa de 13 ani, si cu temerile ei