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I honestly went into this anticipating to either 1 hate it 2 enjoy it for the schlocky high school AU cheese its premise is and while it is as schlocky and trashy as anyone can anticipate out of a privileged high school YA novel what makes So Shelly incredible as a book is its self awareness and its criticisms of the enre it models and of the persons it has appropriated to fit its respective roles Ty Roth clearly knows his Romantics beyond the superficial read throughs of their works and the wikipedia blurbs of their biographies There s some deep probing considerations a lot of what ifs and a lot of bold conjectures about the Romantics and their environment I could see my own academic theories in practice masuerading as plot fodder for Want to see bookish things from me Check out my YouTube Channel Stars This book is a loose retelling of three dead poets lives if they were teens in modern day society Shelly has died and her final wish was for Keats and Gordon to spread her ashes on a beach while playing her REM CD from her old boom box While travelling to the beach Keats and Gordon Russian Winter get to know each other and reminisce on the times spent with Shelly I found all the characters to be lack lustre and a bit boring to me Gordon was extremely self centred and Shelly s obsession with him was a bit pathetic The book started offreat and I thought I was really Meg and the Mystery in Williamsburg (Meg Duncan, going to enjoy it Unfortunately no real plot developed and what did come of the story was very slow It s hard to review SO SHELLY without using expletives Because it s that effingood But I m Pregnant Man going to try Yes it s a reimagining of the lives of the major romantic poets Byron Keats and a mishmash of Shelleys Sometimes when reading it something happens and you think ooh I wonder if that s historically accurate It s fascinating and the author explains the majority in an eually interesting afterword But that s not the thing about this book Don t care about the romantic poets Doesn t matter This book is beautiful It s tragic melancholy hole in your soul stuff So intensely atmospheric and thereat lake hovers constantly in the background Looking to discuss setting as character Check out Lake Erie in So Shelly Love death obsession and flawed people are the order of the day wrapped up in a layered literary package It took me forever to finish this book because Keats dragged me along with my heels dug in all the way You see the end from the beginning and I just didn t want to et there A fanfic in which Lord Byron John Keats and an amalgamation of Percy and Mary Shelley are teens with cellphones and ipods living in the Midwest At times I thought the story worked but most of the time it didn t How do you bring the second eneration of Romantics to the present To Ohio In many respects Ty Roth was pretty faithful to the scandalous biographical details especially involving Byron Augusta Claire Caroline Lamb they re all there But the author couldn t Kawaii Manga get too smutty because it is supposed to be for teenagers not adults Thus the book vacillated between being either an unusually debauched YA novel or a tepid version of Less Than Zero Overall So Shelly was an interesting exercise I didn t feel it was bad but it was notood either When I
First Saw The Cover saw the cover So Shelly I knew I wanted to read it even without knowing anything about it Yes I m that superficial when it comes to orgeous book covers Sue me PIt wasn t until I stumbled upon an interview with author Ty Roth on Teens Read and Write that I actually took the time
to read whatread what novel was about and realize the connection to literary legends Percy and Mary Shelley Lord Byron and John Keats You can t deny that a book like So Shelly leaves a lasting impression but as I try to piece together why I m find myself unable to pinpoint a single answer Resisting the urge to spew metaphorical bullshit I will say that the morbid much concept of bringing historical figures into modern day contemporary fiction was not only enius but absolutely mesmerizing Like all mortals John Keats is dying and like most because he believes his time will end sooner rather than later he is desperate to leave a lasting impression So begins his retelling of tales that his friend Shelly shared with him before her own untimely death And as her life often did many of her stories revolve around her childhood friend the unreuited love of her life George Gordon Byron Powered by humorous musings and homogeneous ties to history romanticism and death I thought the book started off much stronger than it ended While reading I freuently noted many uotes and passages I simply adored Though I did reach a point where I noticed my interest wavering a bit at about the middle and it never really picked back up I can t help but blame Gordon at least partlySelf conscious as he was about his clubfoot Gordon did everything possible to prove he was just was worthy as normal boys He easily excelled in anything he tried much to the dismay of his friends and family What others struggled to master Gordon naturally shined at What I found myself most astonished to realize was that Gordon really is the type of flawed character you can t help but initially succumb to because of his charms only to feel completely repelled by once to The Accursed get to know him better Yet even when his untoward side was revealed you realize his disposition to be self centered is not malicious it is simply who he is and somehow he manages to make that uality enviable while simultaneously causing you to marvel at the pureness to his simple philosophies Shelly was a much spirited character Theirl you secretly admire because she doesn t care to follow social norms Marching to her own beat Shelly was an idealist a hopeless romantic and an independent thinker She impressed upon me that the world could do a lot worse than produce of her kind And because I never ot the sense from her that she d want to chose death over life for any reason her end surprised and saddened me John though very intelligent didn t really inspire much thought on his character I wouldn t say he lacked motivation to do anything other than to tell another person s story but absent was the conviction needed to make him remarkable Though the Afterward by Roth warn. Until now high school junior John Keats has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy Gordon Byron That is until their mutual friend Shelly drowns in a sailing accidentAfter stealing Shelly's ashes from her ,
Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency go out and read any actual works by these people especially shelley so annoying of a character jeez and i loved shelley when i was twelve i reallyot into that whole poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world businessthen i Swing Sideways grew up a littlebut for readers who know nothing about these people the story must be so boring without all the sly jokes and clever twistings without theimmick i don t know what this story has left unpleasant characters who only care about themselves narrated by a The Secret of the Great Pyramid guy who can t stop spouting death statistics not funthis is just creative wanking weirdly misplaced fanfic and that s fine i am just amazed that itot to the publication stage i will keep reading these byron books even though they are so freuently underwhelming and someday i am bound to find a perfectly told thoughtful storycome to my blog Many times I ve been told I should write a book I assume that the people who suggest this are thinking much along these lines She teaches English so must know something about books She knows a lot about a handful of authors She loves literature and has an understanding of its mechanics She manages to write pretty decent academic prose Yet I ve always suspected these simple factors wouldn t be uite enough to write a really Dancing with Mr. Darcy good novel And if I ever need to offer proof as to why my literary endeavors could very well suck I moing to suggest that thos My Cover Thoughts When this book arrived in the mail I was intrigued because it shows a Lesca girl in a long white dress walking off a boat dock The dock is rickety and looks like it is about to fall apart and theirl is Sharpes Trafalgar going to fall through it Theirl looks like she is walking right into the water After looking at the cover I knew I needed to read this book because I needed to know wether or not she walked into that water and drowned My ThoughtsReview From the very beginning I knew I was not Punished going to be able to put this book down The opening lineoes like this Most of us like to believe that we are born to do His To Protect great things maybe even to be famous Truth is we aren t and we won t This book is about three people who have a huge impact on one another s lives Shellyrows up with Gordon who is her neighbour and best friend She loves him so much that it hurts because he does not reciprocate her love Gordon is a self centred spoiled boy who ets whatever he wants whenever he wants wherever he wants He has no boundaries and is iven everything to him by his mother Then you have Keats who has jumped up in a Babys First Christmas (Christmas Is For Kids) (Christmas Is For Kids) (Harlequin American Romances, 754) grade because he is smart but he is also awkward so he shies away from people But when you bring the three of them together youet a reat story about finding true love and true friendships This book made me laugh and cry Shelly loved Gordon but he loved himself so he did some not so nice things to other people But the one constant in his life
was Shelly She loved him in spite of what he did or how he acted Gordon on the other handShelly She loved him in spite of what he did or how he acted Gordon on the other hand with a lot of women drank alcohol and only thought about what would benefit him Keats comes along and becomes friends with Shelly because they have the same passion for writing Keats and Shelly start their own school newsletter and write about their passions and other stories for the school With their passion for writing ignited they et the school paper published and on line While all this is Catwoman going on at school Shelly is feeling depressed because Gordon will notive her the time of day and he is busy setting out a name for himself So Shelly is feeling lonely and a little awkward at school because every time she tries to have some type of happiness Gordon ruins it by telling her he loves her so she will back away from the other person She finally has had enough and decides to be friends with Keats because Gordon doesn t deem him a threat As the story Baby Legacy (So Many Babies goes on Shelly has her ups and downs and she finally decides she isoing "to up the ante by doing something drastic which Gordon calls So Shelly moments This book has so " up the ante by doing something drastic which Gordon calls So Shelly moments This book has so ups and downs that I can not tell you because I will spoil the book It is a must read I promise you you will not be disappointed Ty has done an excellent job of spinning the old with the new This book leaves you breathless and wanting from the characters I have read a lot of books but this one captured my heart and soul Ty weeded a story so ood you did not want to put this book down Who can resist true love and true hatred all at the same time by the same person Memorable uotes Page 319 Shelly says to Keats He Gordon ignores me because he loves me Advice This is a must read I am oing to buy this book and keep it on my favourite book shelf You know I m not sure what scares me most that this novel is a spot on representation of teenagers today or that it might actually influence them In what can only be called an insult to young adults the world over Mr Roth delivers a literary travesty In fact the author manages in one fell swoop to disgrace the names of three beloved poets murder anyall depth and seriousness to issues facing teens today and create a cast of characters that are so vapid annoying unrealistic and utterly repugnant they made me appreciate the Twilight series And that friends is only the beginning The dialog appears to be taken almost word for word from episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson s Creek and before you ask no it s not an homage The plot what little that exist started as a ood idea but completely derailed into a shallow reconstruction of history for an under appreciated school outcast The writing
while skilled and at times beautiful in construction is completely devoid of feelingskilled and at times beautiful in construction is completely devoid of feeling movement It s as if the writer is relaying a story that has been told so many times even he s bored with it Finally in what you can only laugh at for fear of crying Mr Roth s sloppy mistreatment of 80 s pop culture references is an egregious example of why this trend needs to en. Ey navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey Keats and Gordon lue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end From the Hardcover editi.
read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB à Ty RothS that you should not read So Shelly as a historical accurate account of the lives of the Shelleys Byron and Keats you can t help but notice the parallels and I found it all uite enchanting Though So Shelly is marketed as a YA novel I d have to say that I d only recommend it to mature audiences because of the freuent references to sexual situations and crude language So Shelly was than a haunting entrancing tale of love and loss It was a uiet yet thought provoking exploration of self a novel I will undoubtedly share with many to offer a different kind of reflection on life and livingI m really looking forward to reading by debut author Ty Roth So Shelly revolves around the lives of three character based off long dead poetic Constantly Craving greats Anticipating how John Keats Lord Byron and Percy Shelly might live and interact if they were teens living in modern day Shelly is dead and Keats and Gordon have swiped her ashes from her memorial service Armed with an urn a boom box and an REM CD they set out to spread Shelly s ashes in a location she chose before her passing Along the way Gordon and Keatset to know each other better and take us down memory lane via flashbacks of their lives with a living and breathing ShellyI wanted to love this one I really did I think the premise of the novel is brilliant but I found the characters seriously lacking I couldn t relate to or sympathize with them Even Keats who I should have felt sorry for didn t leave an impression Gordon is horribly selfish and self centered Shelly s obsession with the narcissistic Gordon was pathetic Keats was just there and didn t appear to serve a purpose beyond that of narrator The plot moved slower than I would have liked and honestly I spent most of this book in a state of depression Avoid this one if you re looking for happy because this is a dark and deep read I do appreciate the idea behind the novel but unfortunately it didn t win me over History buffs and poetry fans might enjoy this one than I did I encourage you to read the author s notes at the end of the novel before reading They are very informative if you aren t familiar with the background of these poetsI also have to slap a content warning on this one It contains colorful language references to drugs sex incest and other heavy topics that some younger teens might not be ready for Cover notes The cover is absolutely stunning and the reason this book A Preface to Democratic Theory garnered my attention in the first place just because you can knit a sweater for a chicken doesn t mean you shouldjust because you can write a YA novel about keats byron and some mash up of percy and mary shelley set in modern times doesn t mean you shouldfrom the afterword just as it would be a mistake to study shakespeare s history plays for an understanding of the succession of english monarchs from the thirteenth through much of the sixteenth century one should not read so shelly for its dogged adherence to historical accuracy like shakespeare i would never let historical factset in the way of telling a ood storyand i don t want to be the obvious asshole here and point out that you ain t shakespeare buddy because i think this was a well intentioned project the author is a professor of english lit and there were actual books consulted in the writing of this
ONE RESEARCH WAS DONE HALLELUJAH MYresearch was done #HALLELUJAH MY IS THAT NO ONE TOOK A MOMENT #my is that no one took a moment consider who exactly the audience for a project like this would be because even though this book is called so shelly and is written by keats it is naturally all about byron byronand i don t know who sits around thinking byron now there was a life worthy of
presenting to a YA audience what an inspirationthis book has a littleto a YA audience what an inspirationthis book has a little for every young teen incest teen pregnancy indecent exposure rape abortion drugs death skinny dipping strippers roup ropes terrorist activityteacher seduction adultery pedophilia homoerotic subtext and REMit oes into way lurid detail than the typical YA fare even the edgier ones but it is tame compared to a lot of adult fictionso who is this fordie hard fans of second Bourdieus Secret Admirer in the Caucasus generation romantic poets hmmm well as a byronirl i can tell you that while some of the little winks are Something in Return greatly appreciated a lot of the time i could feel the story straining to make connections to the life of byron like those buttonaps on a too small sweaterthe plot seemed to be there solely to tie one reference to another to retell byron s life and accomplishments in modern timesat times the liberties were astonishing byron s most stable relationship teresa Byzantium guicciolo reduced to a fling with an athletics secretary caro lamb a strip club waitress turned denny s waitress who barely makes a peep much less the roars she really should have made byron s writing career reduced to some vampire novels and i still don t understand the smooshing of the shelleys into one female person who is an intensely irritating character well at least heot that right hahahhaa sorry shelley fans i do not care for the male shelleyand i know next to nothing about keats except that he never ever met byron much less was pals with him keats isn t Contacts Desired given much to do here heets to be obsessed with mortality and his inevitably short lifespan and he has a real make the most of every passing day kind of thing that leads him to write this novel hhmph i would think that someone so obsessed about leaving a lasting mark could have done better than to write what is essentially a Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, gossip rag about some high school cassanova Who alive can say Thou art no Poet may st not tell thy dreams Since every man whose soul is not a clodHath visions and would speak if he had lovedAnd been well nurtured in his mother tongueWhether the dream now purpos d to rehearseBe poet s or fanatic s will be knownWhen this warm scribe my hand is in therave if i m a woman stacy how do you explain this The Oracles Golem (The Oracle gordon pulled his junk through his open zipper and waved it at hera near perfect imitation thatbut i m being a bitch again and i don t mean to be it s not like i haven t read a zillion bizarre interpretations of the life of byron i justenuinely do not understand the impulse that would lead someone to write this is it supposed to Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations give an appreciation of the work of these poets to show their relevance Ake at Trinity Catholic High School the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned It would be one last so Shelly romantic uest At least that's what they think As th.