Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Escape Theory"

Margaux Froley grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and attended not one, but two boarding schools during her high school years in California and Oxford, England. She studied film at University of Southern California, and has worked for such television networks as: TLC, CMT, Travel, MTV, and the CW. She currently lives in Los Angeles and still loves Nutter Butters.

Froley applied the Page 69 Test to Escape Theory, her first novel, and reported the following:
The Page 69 test. Uh oh...I'm looking right now to see if I pass.

"I'm sure there are jails with more edible food." is the first line on the page. Well, if that doesn't depict boarding school life in a nutshell, I'm not sure what does.

Some other lines "Hutch was one of the good guys... It just sucks what happened." Not a bad line...pretty indicative of where the story is heading. Plus, page 69 is where we hang out with the character of Maya, who is somewhat elusive, but comes more into play later. Devon notices Maya's differences here "Maya was the queen of Grace and Proper.", but she'll get to know more of Maya as the story continues.

"Lipstick blotting and sashaying were not things that came either easily or gracefully to Devon." That's the last line on the page. It's a pretty good description of Devon. I'm not sure how much of the page lends itself to the larger mystery at hand, but I'm pretty sure I pass the page 69 test.
Learn more about the book and author at Margaux Froley's website.

--Marshal Zeringue