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Adult Lit: Missed Connections: Love, Lost and Found by Sophie Blackall

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Genre: Art

Release Date: 9/22/2011

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About the Book: A collection of artwork based on missed connections ads.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Not my usual fare, I know, but I do read some adult titles once in awhile! This book has been on my radar since I got the Love at First Sight poster from ALA which features a missed connection in a bookstore. (Sadly, this print is not incldued in the book).

I love Sophie Blackall's artwork, so I was very excited for this collection! We've all read missed connections, right? (Admit it, I'm not the only one!) It's a fascinating peek into another person's story and in some ways it gives us hope that love can be found. Some are funny, some are strange, and some are heartbreaking.

The introduction to the book made me nod along as Sophie explained her fascination with missed connection ads. Who hasn't read one and wondered what happend? (Or secretly wished there was one about you?) I always want to know more of the stories and this collection made me want to know more about the pictures. Sophie included a note that she heard from some people who met via missed connections and I would have liked to know if any of the connections illustrated actually did. They are heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time.

 I would suggest this as a story starter set for older teens and adults-I know I can't be alone in imagining the outcome of each posting!

Comments

  1. Cute - just requested it to read! thanks for sharing :)

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  2. You know what this reminds me of just a bit? The book "Chance at Love" by Jimmy Liao. I love that book. I read once that it was going to be a movie ... but I don't exactly see how that could happen. And I've never seen word of it since.

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  3. Sounds interesting but probably not the book for me.

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  4. I saw this book mentioned somewhere recently and immediately put it on my wish list. I LOVE the Missed Connections! They are too hilarious! And the artwork looks awesome. Thanks for posting about it, and NO, you are not the only one reading those ads! : )

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  5. I've always thought those missed connection ads would make a good story! Seems like Sophie beat me to the punch. Definitely a fun concept!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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