I won this book in a writing contest on Figment, but by the time the book arrived in my mailbox, I’d pretty much lost all hype I had for it. The Tragedy Paper then sat on my bookshelf for MONTHS until I decided to read it.
But then after I decided to read it, during my mid-term exams I might mention, it ended up back on my bookshelf until a few days ago. I’ve been reading it off and on for the last year, but I was unable to really stay invested in this story.
I think it had to do with how I started reading it during exams when I stressed and couldn’t totally focus on the book.
All in all, The Tragedy Paper is beautifully written and I enjoyed re-reading it the last couple days.
Duncan is a senior at his boarding school in New York and he ends up in the tiny room that Tim had lived in the year before. Tim is an albino with a story to tell, which he delivers in the form of a stack of CDs in Duncan’s closet.
Over the course of his school year, Duncan listens to the stories and reflects on his own involvement in what happened the year before.
As you can probably tell from the title, this book centers around a tragedy and some pretty sad events. I didn’t cry or feel particularly down while reading this book, despite that. It was lovely, sad tale that you shouldn’t miss!
Although, I enjoyed this book the second time around, I had to consider my troubles with the first time around, so I gave it a 3/5 Stars.