Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Voice of the Verse Novel in the Digital Age

Although written in 2005 by Joy Alexander, "The Verse Novel: A New Genre" has most excellent points which are still accurate today. In summary:

1. The digital revolution translates into oral/auditory exchanges.
2. Therefore, the voice of a written text rises in importance.
3. The verse novel, with it's intimacy of exchange with the reader and heightened voice, is the perfect vehicle to carry story in the digital age. With arranged lines, readers "experience the words as sound."
Children’s Literature in Education, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2005

Here's to verse novels, past and future!

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