How do you deal with a hole in your life?Do you grieve?Do you drink?Do you make out with your best friend?Do you turn to poets and pop songs?Do you question everything?Do you lash out?Do you turn the lashing inward?If you're Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what's happened -- and is happening -- to you.I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain is an astonishing novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself....
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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Reviews
Very uniquely formatted book -- it's almost a novel in verse, but not quite... deals with themes of loss and grief and is told non-linearly. Protagonist Avery deals with his family's predilection for alcoholism and tries to cope with the loss of a family member and his feelings for his something-more-than-a-best-friend. I enjoyed it and looked up some poems from quite a few of the poets Walton mentioned. I read the whole thing quite quickly -- this isn't the kind of book you can walk away from f ...more
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from KidLitExchange and Push. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Genre: YA Contemporary Poetry
Recommended Age: 16+ (homophobia, alcoholism, drug usage, casual sex)
Synopsis: How do you deal with a hole in your life?
Do you grieve?
Do you drink?
Do you make out with your best friend?
Do you turn to poets and pop songs?
Do you question everything?
Do you lash out?
Do you turn the lashing inward?
If you're Avery, you do all ...more
Two feet on the floor. To be present, be.
I was checking out at the library when the librarian showed me the cover of this book and the title caught my attention. It's a title that demands to be read. The beauty of Walton's book is that it doesn't follow the rules of standard fiction. It's doesn't have a middle, a beginning, or an end, but that's what makes it so good. It proves that if a novel is well written, it doesn't have to follow the rules. Problem is that for a lot of people this will be just a confusing mess with pop music ref ...more
It's lovely and heartbreaking and brutally emotionally honest. However, although not all of it is in verse, enough of it is for it to not quite be my cup of tea.
Brilliantly crafted genre-bending glimpse into the poetic heart and soul of wise, naive, trusting, cautious adolescent Avery in a family blessed with love and bedeviled by alcoholism.
If this book is anything, it is unique. I’m not even sure how to explain the writing style, but it was very different (in a good way). I enjoyed a whole lot about this book, but some of the scenes were super abstract. I still liked them, but they just took me a little bit of time to sort out.
This is the weirdest, most heart-rending thing I've read in a long time. A mix of novel-in-verse and stream-of-consciousness, it had no narrative structure and bounced from present to past with no warning other than verb tenses. And yet it was a beautiful meditation on heartbreak, grief, love, addiction, family. This is definitely not for everyone, but it's highly recommended for the adventurous reader.