Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Tells It Slant by Holly Christine [Blog Tour]

Description:  Tuesday Morning has always been a little different. She's kept a diary since 1989 and while researching for her English Lit thesis in 2003 on Emily Dickinson's transcendental tendencies, finds a poem that will change her life. Haunted by a past that she considers less than desirable, Tuesday recreates her history with the stroke of a pen. Page by page, year by year, she rewrites her painful memories as she has always fantasized. Bullied and discontented with her body before, she now becomes popular, thin and desired. Throughout this cleansing process, she consciously decides what to keep and what to toss. She scans her old diary entries for words that trigger painful and unpleasant thoughts: Fat Tuesday (her nickname in high school), Katie (her childhood neighbor turned bully), Writer (her dream of becoming) and Monday (her identical twin sister). Tuesday finds herself in an odd place six years later, unknowingly spending each day of her life as someone that she was never meant to become. With each breath of her new life, Tuesday obliviously loses more of herself. When a special person of her past returns to her present, Tuesday is forced to choose between the life that she had once desired and her true self. We all have deep secrets and skeletons in our closets. Imagine having the ability to not only change the past, but also completely alter the present and future. How far will Tuesday go to erase her past? And how much of herself will she lose in the process?

Our Two Cents:  We think this novel will have wide YA and adult appeal since it flashes back and forward throughout Tuesday's life.  It has perspective from the 80s through her diary named Claudia, and perspective from today.  We think you'll enjoy this chick lit a lot, and will have you note that it is a definite exception to our usual No-Self-Publishing rule. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it, especially since it revolved heavily around Emily Dickinson, and E.D. is my fav poet.  The writing is far superior to other self-published books I have accepted for review.  This great story comes highly recommended from us!

Purchase Tuesday Tells It Slant from Amazon in Paperback or Kindle format. (Kindle is only $1.99!) or from Book Depository in Paperback format.

Check out Holly Christine's website too while you're at it!

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