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Dog's Advisory Board: Review of 'Nevernight' by Jay Kristoff

Jun 27,2017
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Hello, Inky here. I know the DAB are always going on about all the cool people they get to hang out with (besides me), but the DAB are also always writing and coming up with seriously inventive ways to talk about books. DAB member Abbie recently wrote this review of Jay Kristoff's Nevernight, and I really wanted to share it with you all because I'd, personally, never read a book review quite like this before. Abbie decided to express her opinions of Nevernight in a poem, and the result is a book review that is also literature in and of itself. Enjoy! (And thanks for letting me share your work, Abbie.)

 

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

when a child is hurt

corrupted

tortured

beaten 

broken

forced to watch

as those around her die

she gets carted off

and those who don’t exist

become solid

and creatures of the night

become allies

become crutches

become a beacon of hope

and hone her flaws

fear

terror

heartache

love

and turn them into weapons

swords

daggers

poisons 

and that a flicker of a smile

aimed in the right direction

can divulge secrets

force hands

and become the killing blow

and allies become enemies

friends die

love is lost

and those seen from a distance

come to the foreground

and are ripped away

it begs the question

what has the world come to

when children become

warriors

soldiers

assassins 

and fade into the shadows

to appear

with the wolf and the cat

by her side

only

when the horrors

of the living

need their flames

extinguished.

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