The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

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"From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, Addison Stone's subversive street art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more. I conducted interviews with those who knew her best--including close friends, family, teachers, mentors, art dealers, boyfriends, and critics--and retraced the tumultuous path of Addison's life. I hope I can shed new light on what really happened the night of July 28."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Teen, 2014.
ISBN: 9781616953607
1616953608
Call Number: GRIFFIN
Characteristics: 241 p. : ill. (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Artists -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction

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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).


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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.

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EMP_0
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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