Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Bright Lights, Dark Nights"

Stephen Emond is the creator of the Emo Boy comic series, two illustrated young adult novels, Happyface and Winter Town, and Steverino, a comic strip that ran in his local Connecticut newspaper.

Emond applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Bright Lights, Dark Nights, and reported the following:
Page 69 is an excellent representation of Bright Lights, Dark Nights! It’s a scene of Walter and Naomi dancing at a Foo Fighters concert, before the concert ends and the arena is “all theirs.” While a lot of the press on the book has been about the larger issues of race and police in urban communities, the book to me is mostly about first loves and meeting that special person who makes you someone new. The first half of the book especially has a lot of scenes like this, of Walter and Naomi discovering themselves and each other, before heavier themes introduce themselves toward the mid-way point.
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--Marshal Zeringue