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Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Review - The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy by Marie Jaskulka

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Review by Suze
Forgotten Girl has problems at home. Her parents aren't getting along anymore and her father leaves her and her mother behind. Her mother's reaction is a heavy depression and Forgotten Girl is all alone. That's when she meets Random Boy. He knows what she's going through and he seems to understand her. He comes from a completely different background, but they have something in common, broken homes and poetry. They write in verse and allow each other to read this personal poetry. They show their feelings to one another and they reply to each other's verses. They share all the previously hidden parts of themselves and a deep connection is being established.
Will Forgotten Girl and Random Boy have a chance at true love? Are they perfect for each other and will they be able to forget their own pain through their special bond? Does their poetry work as a healing factor, one that will bind them forever, or will they go their separate ways in the end?
Forgotten Girl & Random Boy is a beautiful book. I had tears in my eyes while I was reading the poems. They immediately touched my heart and their profound emotional level is fantastic. I loved that Forgotten Girl and Random Boy communicate through their writing. It's a fascinating topic and I was curious to find out what would happen to them. They are having difficulties at home and nobody cares what they're doing and who they are with, which makes them lonely and susceptible to destruction. Marie Jaskulka describes this in a raw and open way and I really loved that.
Forgotten Girl & Random Boy has the most amazing verses. They're moving and compelling at the same time. The writing is accessible and easy to understand, which instantly made me feel connected to Forgotten Girl and Broken Boy. The verses are all stunning and I read them in one sitting. This is a book to read over and over again as every time something new will come to the surface. There are many different emotional layers that are waiting to be explored. Marie Jaskulka is a very talented author and I absolutely loved this book.


  1. Oh this sounds like a special and beautiful book, with a lot of emotions. Can't wait to read it!
    Loved your review!

  2. I love reading poems in the books. This surely sounds like a great book :) I loved the review - as always.

  3. How unusual! Well worth checking out.

  4. It sounds really unusual but a good read.

  5. I love this concept. And it looks so brilliantly executed! Definitely unique-- and, I imagine, not easily Forgotten.