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Like all great YA books, The Recital focuses on the great emotional truths we all have to endure, such as family life, peer pressure, and sexual identity. This book gives us an almost painful insight into the mind of a young girl about to turn 13, with the added twist of drama, intrigue, and magic. Spellbinding in every way, I would recommend this book to young people aged 12 and up, and to any adult who enjoys YA and supernatural stories.
Today I’m talking to Kyle V. Hiller, author of The Recital. Kyle is a West Philadelphia native. He attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, with discipline in English and Filmmaking. The Recital is his debut novel, and his inspirations include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Harriet the Spy, Stargirl, Age of Miracles, and anything by Haruki Murakami and Hayao Miyazaki.
I’m talking of course about your New Years Resolutions. Other, lesser mortals may have made promises about gym memberships, healthy eating, and to stop having faith that The Walking Dead will become interesting again. Not you, though, because you’re a writer. You promised loudly that you were going to write the ever loving crap out of 2017.