Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Character Book Picks by Isobel from Unraveling Isobel (Unraveling Isobel Blog Tour)

Today we have Eileen Cook here for a guest post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook. You can find out more about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops of the blog tour if you'd like to know more about Unraveling Isobel!

These are character book picks by Isobel, the main character of Unraveling Isobel.

Growing up I wasn’t a huge reader. Visual stuff, like drawing came easy, but it took me awhile to get better at reading. I found reading hard, so I didn’t like to do it. I liked when people would read to me though. My dad read me things like Charlotte’s Web and The Phantom Tollbooth. He and I would then draw pictures to go with the book. The first time I read Harry Potter I added all these illustrations. I still have them somewhere. It’s neat when they make a movie of a book, but if I’m honest I prefer my own images.

I love art books that talk about the artist and have huge full color prints of their paintings. I have one on Monet, Sargent, and one from the National Gallery in London that has a bunch of different artists in it. You can learn a lot about how to draw and paint by looking at what other people have done.

The book I read recently that I really liked was The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. It’s about this girl who lives in London. Someone starts recreating the Jack the Ripper murders and she sees the suspect. The problem is no one else sees the suspect. Lately, I’m really interested in people who see things that no one else sees.

Thanks for the great guest post, Eileen!

Make sure to check out all the other stops of the blog tour, and keep your eye out for Unraveling Isobel, which has already been released.

Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.
But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons.


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