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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • So Shelly
  • Ty Roth
  • English
  • 02 September 2020
  • 9780385739580

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So Shelly review ë 104 Rom her wake at Trinity Catholic High School the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned It would be one last so Shelly romantic uest At least that's wha. So Shelly revolves around the lives of three character based off long dead poetic greats Anticipating how John Keats Lord Byron and Percy Shelly might live and interact if they were teens living in modern day Shelly is dead and Keats and Gordon have swiped her ashes from her memorial service Armed with an urn a boom box and an REM CD they set out to spread Shelly s ashes in a location she chose before her passing Along the way Gordon and Keats get to know each other better and take us down memory lane via flashbacks of their lives with a living and breathing ShellyI wanted to love this one I really did I think the premise of the novel is brilliant but I found the characters seriously lacking I couldn t relate to or sympathize with them Even Keats who I should have felt sorry for didn t leave an impression Gordon is horribly selfish and self centered Shelly s obsession with the narcissistic Gordon was pathetic Keats was just there and didn t appear to serve a purpose beyond that of narrator The plot moved slower than I would have liked and honestly I spent most of this book in a state of depression Avoid this one if you re looking for happy because this is a dark and deep read I do appreciate the idea behind the novel but unfortunately it didn t win me over History buffs and poetry fans might enjoy this one than I did I encourage you to read the author s notes at the end of the novel before reading They are very informative if you aren t familiar with the background of these poetsI also have to slap a content warning on this one It contains colorful language references to drugs sex incest and other heavy topics that some younger teens might not be ready for Cover notes The cover is absolutely stunning and the reason this book garnered my attention in the first place

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So Shelly review ë 104 T they think As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature e. When I first saw the cover for So Shelly I knew I wanted to read it even without knowing anything about it Yes I m that superficial when it comes to gorgeous book covers Sue me PIt wasn t until I stumbled upon an interview with author Ty Roth on Teens Read and Write that I actually took the time to read what the novel was about and realize the connection to literary legends Percy and Mary Shelley Lord Byron and John Keats You can t deny that a book like So Shelly leaves a lasting impression but as I try to piece together why I m find myself unable to pinpoint a single answer Resisting the urge to spew metaphorical bullshit I will say that the morbid much concept of bringing historical figures into modern day contemporary fiction was not only genius but absolutely mesmerizing Like all mortals John Keats is dying and like most because he believes his time will end sooner rather than later he is desperate to leave a lasting impression So begins his retelling of tales that his friend Shelly shared with him before her own untimely death And as her life often did many of her stories revolve around her childhood friend the unreuited love of her life George Gordon Byron Powered by humorous musings and homogeneous ties to history romanticism and death I thought the book started off much stronger than it ended While reading I freuently noted many uotes and passages I simply adored Though I did reach a point where I noticed my interest wavering a bit at about the middle and it never really picked back up I can t help but blame Gordon at least partlySelf conscious as he was about his clubfoot Gordon did everything possible to prove he was just was worthy as normal boys He easily excelled in anything he tried much to the dismay of his friends and family What others struggled to master Gordon naturally shined at What I found myself most astonished to realize was that Gordon really is the type of flawed character you can t help but initially succumb to because of his charms only to feel completely repelled by once to get to know him better Yet even when his untoward side was revealed you realize his disposition to be self centered is not malicious it is simply who he is and somehow he manages to make that uality enviable while simultaneously causing you to marvel at the pureness to his simple philosophies Shelly was a much spirited character The girl you secretly admire because she doesn t care to follow social norms Marching to her own beat Shelly was an idealist a hopeless romantic and an independent thinker She impressed upon me that the world could do a lot worse than produce of her kind And because I never got the sense from her that she d want to chose death over life for any reason her end surprised and saddened me John though very intelligent didn t really inspire much thought on his character I wouldn t say he lacked motivation to do anything other than to tell another person s story but absent was the conviction needed to make him remarkable Though the Afterward by Roth warns that you should not read So Shelly as a historical accurate account of the lives of the Shelleys Byron and Keats you can t help but notice the parallels and I found it all uite enchanting Though So Shelly is marketed as a YA novel I d have to say that I d only recommend it to mature audiences because of the freuent references to sexual situations and crude language So Shelly was than a haunting entrancing tale of love and loss It was a uiet yet thought provoking exploration of self a novel I will undoubtedly share with many to offer a different kind of reflection on life and livingI m really looking forward to reading by debut author Ty Roth

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So Shelly review ë 104 Until now high school junior John Keats has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy Gordon Byron That is until their mutual friend Shelly drowns in a sailing accidentAfter stealing Shelly's ashes f. just because you can knit a sweater for a chicken doesn t mean you shouldjust because you can write a YA novel about keats byron and some mash up of percy and mary shelley set in modern times doesn t mean you shouldfrom the afterword just as it would be a mistake to study shakespeare s history plays for an understanding of the succession of english monarchs from the thirteenth through much of the sixteenth century one should not read so shelly for its dogged adherence to historical accuracy like shakespeare i would never let historical facts get in the way of telling a good storyand i don t want to be the obvious asshole here and point out that you ain t shakespeare buddy because i think this was a well intentioned project the author is a professor of english lit and there were actual books consulted in the writing of this one research was done hallelujah my concern is that no one took a moment to consider who exactly the audience for a project like this would be because even though this book is called so shelly and is written by keats it is naturally all about byron byronand i don t know who sits around thinking byron now there was a life worthy of presenting to a YA audience what an inspirationthis book has a little something for every young teen incest teen pregnancy indecent exposure rape abortion drugs death skinny dipping strippers group gropes terrorist activityteacher seduction adultery pedophilia homoerotic subtext and REMit goes into way lurid detail than the typical YA fare even the edgier ones but it is tame compared to a lot of adult fictionso who is this fordie hard fans of second generation romantic poets hmmm well as a byron girl i can tell you that while some of the little winks are greatly appreciated a lot of the time i could feel the story straining to make connections to the life of byron like those button gaps on a too small sweaterthe plot seemed to be there solely to tie one reference to another to retell byron s life and accomplishments in modern timesat times the liberties were astonishing byron s most stable relationship teresa guicciolo reduced to a fling with an athletics secretary caro lamb a strip club waitress turned denny s waitress who barely makes a peep much less the roars she really should have made byron s writing career reduced to some vampire novels and i still don t understand the smooshing of the shelleys into one female person who is an intensely irritating character well at least he got that right hahahhaa sorry shelley fans i do not care for the male shelleyand i know next to nothing about keats except that he never ever met byron much less was pals with him keats isn t given much to do here he gets to be obsessed with mortality and his inevitably short lifespan and he has a real make the most of every passing day kind of thing that leads him to write this novel hhmph i would think that someone so obsessed about leaving a lasting mark could have done better than to write what is essentially a gossip rag about some high school cassanova Who alive can say Thou art no Poet may st not tell thy dreams Since every man whose soul is not a clodHath visions and would speak if he had lovedAnd been well nurtured in his mother tongueWhether the dream now purpos d to rehearseBe poet s or fanatic s will be knownWhen this warm scribe my hand is in the grave if i m a woman stacy how do you explain this gordon pulled his junk through his open zipper and waved it at hera near perfect imitation thatbut i m being a bitch again and i don t mean to be it s not like i haven t read a zillion bizarre interpretations of the life of byron i just genuinely do not understand the impulse that would lead someone to write this is it supposed to give an appreciation of the work of these poets to show their relevance today if so giant failure the mere fact that our narrator introduces himself to the reader i m keats rhymes with sheets makes me believe this is meant to be directed towards an audience never exposed to these characters before and too young to ever have heard a smiths song this does not inspire awe it would not make me want to go out and read any actual works by these people especially shelley so annoying of a character jeez and i loved shelley when i was twelve i really got into that whole poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world businessthen i grew up a littlebut for readers who know nothing about these people the story must be so boring without all the sly jokes and clever twistings without the gimmick i don t know what this story has left unpleasant characters who only care about themselves narrated by a guy who can t stop spouting death statistics not funthis is just creative wanking weirdly misplaced fanfic and that s fine i am just amazed that it got to the publication stage i will keep reading these byron books even though they are so freuently underwhelming and someday i am bound to find a perfectly told thoughtful storycome to my blog


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