By Mekenzie Larsen
Published: August 13, 2011.
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ten years ago, Mekenzie Larsen was an awkward freshman struggling to make friends. Writing was not only an escape but a way to vent. Here is a short collection of poems written between 2001-2002 that best showcases the author's feelings during that first year of high school as well as her budding love for angst, the color red, and mermaids.
The story itself was promising, but about halfway through the writing became rushed and the editing got sloppy. Like the previous reviewer, I found myself skimming the last third of it. I feel like this could have been expanded into an entertaining novel. It reminds me of my first story and I still really love the cover so I can't hate it.
Some real gems here. Most of the shorts (and they're very short, some only a couple of sentences) are great, and I enjoyed "Phone Calls" and "Rain" immensely. The adverbs could have been scaled back by half but the writing is still better than anything I spit out at that age. I look forward to reading more.