In this almost empty library in my building, I didn’t expect to find a uniquely and unconventionally written novel that I never knew existed. Or at least, I never expected somebody to pull off writing this way.
At first glance, I thought it’s just one of those typical narrative of imaginary characters and human experiences that I’m used to reading.
BOY MEETS GIRL – I mean, the title seems so ordinary. Don’t you think?
Well, MEG CABOT is the author of The Princess Diaries which is so successful it even made it to the big screen. I loved everything about it and still do. Unfortunately, I couldn’t say the same for this book. Well anyway, that’s not what interests me to continue reading.
Now, if that is so, why have I decided to share my thoughts about this book? I think, by now, the title of this blog has already given away my purpose for writing it.
The first thing I noticed as soon as I began flipping the first few pages of this book is that there’s no chapters indicated. That’s a first.
And to further elaborate the distinctiveness and ingenuity of this creation, here’s a list of how it was composed:
1. Draft / Notepad
2. To-do list
4. Incident Report
5. Recorded conversations
6. IMs (Instant Messages)
11. A note on a receipt
12. A note at the door
13. Notes on a Menu
14. Notes on Classified ads
15. Notes on Event Program
16. A conversation written on Hand-outs
17. A regular note
18. A note on a card
19. Log Sheet
22. Letters (formal and informal)
Writing a novel takes patience and creativity. And with this one, the author made it even extraordinary.