The Girl in the Converse Shoes by Yaritza Garcia (Review)

INFO:

  • Title: The Girl in the Converse Shoes
  • Author: Yaritza Garcia
  • Pages: 4
  • Genre: Flash fiction, children’s fiction
  • Price: Free (as of 10/30/2014)

DESCRIPTION:

A geek is in search of the mysterious girl that kissed him on Halloween, but his only clues are her blonde hair…and her pink Converse shoes.

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REVIEW:

I don’t mind flash-fiction stories but this one sounds like it was written by a high schooler. The premise is cute, if unlikely, and the ending leaves something to be desired. Considering the author’s age, the story was descriptive and written well enough for a young teen to enjoy.
 

Liked:

  • Book cover
  • Writing style and concept

Didn’t Like:

  • Story length
  • Obvious plotholes (i.e. geek could have kept searching for the girl during the party)

Excerpts:

  • ”Miles had refused to go to the party a hundred times” (opening sentence)
  • “He was already teased and humiliated in school–he didn’t want to make it an extra-curricular activity”
  • “He searched, his eyes darting from shoe to shoe, so much so that by fifth period he had a huge headache, as if all those shoes had kicked him in the head”

RECOMMENDED FOR: 12-13 year olds looking for a 5 minute read

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