Sunday, 27 May 2018
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner
Cameron, her twin brother Cooper and family have recently moved and are settling into a new town. She needs to be working on her clothing portfolio for her college interviews, though she is lacking inspiration. Trips to the comic store are dis-spiriting due to the 'anti-female' vibes that Brody, the manager, exudes. When her father suggests she use his D&D book as a beginning point to create characters, it starts her along a bumpy and twisted path to discovering her creativity and other things.
I loved everything about this book except that it ended too soon. The relationships between Cameron and Cooper is tight yet not perfect. They fully support each other but at the same time won't let the other drown in self pity.
When Cameron is working on a garment/costume, she is totally immersed. The description of her working was so vivid that I could imagine the shimmering fabrics and flying pins and needles.
This book should have wide appeal among teen and older readers. You don't have to be involved in cos-play or D&D to enjoy this story.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review.