Published by: Pan Macmillan Australia
Some books defy description. Some authors make us feel as though we are discovering stories for the very first time, and seem to be choosing their words from a secret stash.
A Corner of White (the first book in The Colours of Madeleine trilogy) is one of these books. Jaclyn Moriarty is one of these authors.
A Corner of White is a book that evokes superlatives:
the vision is extraordinary,
the writing is poetic,
the characterisation deeply moving.
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop.
Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.
‘Perfectly strange, and absolutely comical and heartfelt ... Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have.’ – Markus Zusak
Why I Chose This:
To be honest, I'm a real sucker for Aussie YA contemporaries. For some reason, all Aussies write amazing contemps! Heart-touching, unforgettable ones...I'm sure this one will be, too. Lots of people love Jaclyn Moriarty but I haven't read any of her books...this is going to be my first.