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Book Review: A Deviant Style of Writing a Novella

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

3. Notice

4. Incident Report 

5. Recorded conversations

6. IMs (Instant Messages) 

7. Receipts

8. Journals

9. Voicemail 

10. Emails

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

20. Memos

21. Fax

22. Letters (formal and informal) 

Writing a novel takes patience and creativity.  And with this one, the author made it even extraordinary.



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