Tuesday Tells it Slant
by Holly Christine
I was honored when Holly Christine emailed me asking if I would like to review her book Tuesday Tells it Slant. It is always a honor when authors contact you and Holly was so friendly and a real hoot to email with back and forth. I would like to say sorry that this review is just now going up. Book has been read for a little over a week now but morning sickness as arrived in full force here. A big thank you to Holly Christine for the chance to read and review this book!
Tuesday Morning has always been a little different. She's kept a diary since 1989 and while researching for her English Lit thesis in 2003 on Emily Dickinson's transcendental tendencies, finds a poem that will change her life. Haunted by a past that she considers less than desirable, Tuesday recreates her history with the stroke of a pen. Page by page, year by year, she rewrites her painful memories as she has always fantasized. Bullied and discontented with her body before, she now becomes popular, thin and desired.
Throughout this cleansing process, she consciously decides what to keep and what to toss. She scans her old diary entries for words that trigger painful and unpleasant thoughts: Fat Tuesday (her nickname in high school), Katie (her childhood neighbor turned bully), Writer (her dream of becoming) and Monday (her identical twin sister).
Tuesday finds herself in an odd place six years later, unknowingly spending each day of her life as someone that she was never meant to become. With each breath of her new life, Tuesday obliviously loses more of herself. When a special person of her past returns to her present, Tuesday is forced to choose between the life that she had once desired and her true self.
We all have deep secrets and skeletons in our closets. Imagine having the ability to not only change the past, but also completely alter the present and future. How far will Tuesday go to erase her past? And how much of herself will she lose in the process?
Okay, let's be honest, who hasn't thought about changing their diary up a bit from thier past? I know I have thought about it, but than decided I would rather burn said diary, lol!
My Review: I found this book to be entertaining and endearing. I adore reading novels that are in diary form or even email form. It makes the book feel real to me, like I am looking through a magic ball as the story unfolds right in front of me. Reading about all of Tuesday's milestones in her life you really do feel a fast connection to her as a main character. I look forward to seeing what adventure Holly Christine takes us on next, she is off to a great and FUN start!
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!