August 15, 2014

Blog Tour: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone! This blog tour is really different from most - the hosts were asked to create a tribute to Addison in some way, whether it be a painting, drawing, writing, etc. Read on for more information on this fascinating book and then check out the poem I wrote for my tribute!

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
Author: Adele Griffin
Genre: YA Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Soho Press


National Book Award-finalist Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won't let her go.

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.
—Adele Griffin

For my post, I wrote a short poem about Addison:

admired and worshipped
from near and afar,
crashing from light to the dark
 what a beautiful star.

taken too early -
suicide? murder? -
it matters no more;
battling demons while inspiring fans,
you could shut out the world
with the close of a door.

broken, unfinished 
like one of your works.
gifted with insight -
you see right to the bone,
talented artist
looking so full of life;
now everyone wonders -
just who were you, addison stone?


1 comment:

  1. I just recently found out about this book through Goodreads and it sounds really interesting. Definitely keeping my eye on it. And your poem is just amazing and I can see that you put a lot of effort into it :) I would never be able to write something that cool or that rhymes in the slightest :D