The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Book - 2014
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When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781616953607
Characteristics: 241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm


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adport1 May 05, 2019

Adele Griffin wrote this story so well that I had to keep reminding myself that Addison Stone is a fictional character.
I also liked the format of this story (told in interviews and photos).

Sgordano Apr 23, 2019

Definitely a different concept for a book. The character's life was believable enough to have me wondering in the beginning if this had some truth to it. However, I feel like that spiraled out of control toward the end. The earlier parts of Addison's story sounded quite realistic for a young artist getting fame, but it just kind of started getting out there as the "story" progressed. Nonetheless, I can see certain young readers who would be really into this kind of story and have an easier time following it than traditional prose.

May 10, 2015

Just read 7 pages; going back to the library.

amykduffy Oct 14, 2014

Griffin's novel is formatted as a biography of young, doomed artist Addison Stone. The narrative is composed of snippets of interviews with people who knew Addison best. Her clueless parents, loyal best friend, bitter ex-boyfriends and greedy art dealer all offer insights on why this talented but mentally unstable girl self-destructed. Griffin commissioned several artists to create Addison's paintings, and a model poses as Addison in numerous photographs, encouraging readers to view her as a real person. Although some side characters seem like New York art world stereotypes, Addison remains compelling throughout. The biography format is a refreshing change from typical teen novels.


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