Jaclyn Moriarty has always had a quirky, wryly humorous style, but in ‘A Corner of White’ she reaches new heights of lyricism. There were some. “Perfectly strange Jaclyn Moriarty is one of the most original writers we have.” Markus Zusak. Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of . The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty! This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother.

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After half the book, the languid story or lack of it became somnolent albeit it was like waking up from a satiating, beautiful dream. First, I have to admit that I spent a good portion of this book frustrated.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Please provide an email address. I mean I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t love it either. The entire plot, such as it is, follows the letters between a boy from the fantasy Kingdom of Cello and a girl from real-life Cambridge.

So many things needed to be resolved in like, a couple of chapters. I was even more curious about the missing people while also keeping my eye on those Twicklehams. He’s due to set off on another mission but there are things keeping him in town. She wants to go back home so maybe her father will come and rescue them if she apologies for running away.


A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review.

I had already mistakingly expected another fully satisfactory, almost perfect book, when I bought a brand-new copy of The Spell Book of Listen Taylorwhich also disappointed me in a major way. I read this all in one sitting because I was so intrigued by the Kingdom of Cello and it’s quirky characters jzclyn by Colours who invade them.

Apr 29, Whitley Birks rated it it was ok Shelves: Madeleine wears all the colours of the world because she sees no colours in the world around her. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. Today I finally curled up with that coveted g of printed paper and started to read – confident of the extraordinary superb time lying in wait for me.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Corner of White’ by Jaclyn Moriarty

They were the only thing connecting the two stories, and I mean the only thing. Trivia About A Corner of White This is a sweet coming of age story, skillfully constructed and quite compelling.

Your argument is invalid. View all 13 comments. The two supporting characters from Madeleine’s world, Jack and Belle, were hilarious and sweet to read about.

It was a fragment of time, a breath of time. Both Madeleine and Elliott feel very alone. A day after closing the book with a contented sigh, Morirty am happy to say: I really liked Elliott and his good x, and how he looks after a magical Butterfly Child. For others, it’s going to seem like hard work. Madeleine has recently moved to Cambridge with her mother and she desperately yearns for the life they left behind.


This is a book that is built on appearances and assumptions. Finally I could go on, but I won’tI was bored. The conflicts in Cambridge are Madeleine’s real-life, relatable difficulties. And she comes to this realization suddenly. Whatever they ached for, I ached for it just as much. The ending is great although new things seem to happen and I can’t wait to read the sequel! That’s like five different people had to have sex to make her, which is not possible.


I was totally sitting there shocked. The same vibrancy of characters and the nuances of their relationships. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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