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The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
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bookshelves: 2018, age-ya, psychological

In a series of interviews, articles, and photographs, the author attempts to understand the death of fictional rising art star Addison Stone, from her beginnings and family life, through mental illness, and her fame within New York society.

The format of this book was quite unique, you felt like Addison must have been a real person only you'd never heard of her. The various points of view kept the mystery going even when her death didn't seem like much of a mystery anymore. This story is essentially how fame and mental illness destroyed a young talent, although it's clear that Addison's parents were distant and she was surrounded by people interested more in her talent than her well-being. The ending is a bit worrisome, as it potentially (view spoiler), and also reinforces the idea that artists need mental illness in order to be brilliant.
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Reading Progress

November 10, 2018 – Started Reading
November 10, 2018 – Shelved
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: age-ya
December 12, 2018 – Shelved as: psychological
December 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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