Saturday, August 10, 2013

White Chalk by Pavarti K Tyler ~Tour Stop & Giveaway~

White Chalk
Chelle isn’t a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.
Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.

Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.


Nothing like reminding me of when I was only 13. Life has a  way of biting you.
Chelle is in the midst of hard knoxs. She doesn't have the support of family, hers is very dysfunctional. She endures the bullying at school.To add to Chelle's already low self esteem, the one friend she has is growing apart. Then when the one person who come into her life...who shows her kindness...isn't what she longs for him to be....He has a girlfriend. Thus emotional turmoil ensues.
I was moved by this's characters are straight up in your face...the story is a not holding anything back...left it fly type of story.
It brings you into the world of dirt and grind.
Don't get me wrong Chelle has numerous chances to save herself, but from her emotional state fails to see what's in front of her.
It was a hard read (and will probably haunt me for awhile), but on heck of a story.

Award winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters and one very large, very terrible dog. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity and penning her next genre bending novel.

White Chalk (Evolved Publishing) marks Tyler’s third full length novel and promises readers familiar with her work the same mind bending experience.  Her other projects include: Shadow on the Wall (Fighting Monkey Press) and Two Moons of Sera (Fighting Monkey Press).  Shadow on the Wall has been received many awards: Winner of the General Fiction/Novel Category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Winner in the Fiction: Multicultural category for The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, and Finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category for the 2012 International Book Awards.

White Chalk has been hailed as “brave”, “raw”, and “destroyingly beautiful”.  In line with novels such as White Oleander, Thirteen Reasons Why and Gemma, White Chalk invites you to witness one girl’s heartrending story of confusion and desperation.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review! Its hard to remember being 13 isn't it?? What a crappy time. Sometimes it's hard to believe I survived it!