The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
by Adele Griffin
Music: Recovery by Frank Turner
I wracked my brain trying to come up with something different that I could do for this tour. I decided to focus on Addison and her best friend, Lucy Lim. When I was in high school, my best friend had some depression problems and this book made me grateful that she received the help she needed. I can not imagine life without her now.
Here is to Addison and Lulu!
A few excerpts of Addison’s emails to Lucy:
National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won’t let her go.
From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, Addison Stone’s subversive street art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more. I conducted interviews with those who knew her best—including close friends, family, teachers, mentors, art dealers, boyfriends, and critics—and retraced the tumultuous path of Addison’s life. I hope I can shed new light on what really happened the night of July 28.
Released by Soho Teen on August 12, 2014
Source: ARC for tour
*Thanks Soho Teen
I was initially intrigued by the blurb of this book and was interested to learn all about Miss Addison Stone. What I learned was that this young girl, so full of life, had her share of problems just like the rest of us.
Addison was an up and coming brilliant artist. One to watch and boy did people watch. When she walked in the room, every eye was on her. It wasn’t that she was beautiful, which she was, but the way that she carried herself with confidence that not a single person was better than her.
This book is chalked full of interviews from every person that had a hand in Addison’s life, trying to piece the time she spent here back together and let the world know whom she really was.
I thought the way the book was written was BRILLIANT!!! I loved every second of it and found myself reading every chance that I could get to find out more about this mysterious girl.
The story itself is very sad and it is kind of a wake up call to all of us to keep an eye on our children, friends and family at all times. you never know when we could lose them and to cherish the moments that we have together.