February 5th, 2013

andrew potter

4 Stories Down, 4 Stories Up by Sara Elizabeth

Sweet and also funny little piece about two high school friends, Liz and the narrative voice (probably another woman), who go from friendship to relationship without even considering the step. One day they are gossiping about futile things, the day after they are sharing every free moment together, sleeping together, not yet living together but almost. Problem is that Liz is not considering this to be a “final” relationship, she is still seeing herself in a white dress going down the aisle and settling in the suburbs with 2.5 kids.

What I liked of the story is that I was envisioning tragedy and instead I got an uplifting ending. True, it’s not simple, and I’m sure it will be not the last time they will clash, but like the narrative voice, I had the feeling I was going up and no more down, in this story.

Not an easy writing style, mostly inside the mind of the narrative voice, nevertheless it conveyed with efficacy the meaning of the story, and also the light mood of both main characters, still very young, probably college students or so.

Amazon Kindle: 4 Stories Down, 4 Stories Up
Publisher: Untreed Reads (July 2, 2010)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle


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