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Chronicles of Plastic Deer LeEtta Schmidt

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Willy Steinman, that's short for Wilhelmina, just moved to a new school with her older brother Danny. It has always been the two of them against the world. When Danny joins the hockey team and instantly becomes popular, awkward Willy is thrown into a completely unfamiliar world of high-school without her best bro to confide in. Cousin Susie shows up and fits in where Willy cannot. Susie and Willy are BFF but they couldn't be more different, and eventually Willy finds herself withdrawing from everyone, especially when hockey star Eric Pinker starts acting suspiciously around her.

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  • 52683 words
  • About 211 pages
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    10

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7 comments on "Chronicles of Plastic Deer"

jjjj on Sept. 5, 2016, 11:16 a.m. said:

jjjj


I really liked this book, I loved loved loved the diary entries where Willy was talking to 'Herman' (who is Herman?) and where the writing would become quite poetic and even philosophical at parts. Willy's character was very likable and her self-aware and introverted personality made me fall in love with this very unique book (the plastic deer!). Although at times the diary entries could become quite dragged out and I would of preferred if we could just return to the actual plot. I also feel like it was slightly confusing when it would switch from diary entry to third person narrative, maybe the whole novel could be written in first person narrative and the diary entries could become internal dialogue?
The secondary characters were awesome and I loved how Rebecca didn't turn out to be the stereotypical mean girl. Eric and Willy's relationship was adorable but I just felt like they fell in love with each other too quick? Does Willy fall in love with him over the course of the year they're apart as they send each other letters? Or does it happen after a couple of dates (which I think would be way too fast and risk being viewed as insta-love).
Like another comment said I would of loved to see the letters they sent each other during their year apart, maybe not even the whole letters - just extracts of how it became 'less fond and more formal'? Also would be funny to see some of the erotic letters Willy didn't send to Eric and maybe his reaction when he read it? The letters that Willy and Eric sent to each other which were included in the novel were absolutely adorable.
Danny's ever changing behaviour to Willy and Eric's relationship wasn't fully explained I think? Also what did Willy end up studying at university?
Overall a lovely book with a LOT of potential.

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Claire DaVinci on Aug. 19, 2016, 1:20 a.m. said:

Claire DaVinci


I liked this book a lot. Amazing!

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Emilie on May 25, 2016, 7:57 p.m. said:

Emilie


whenever willy writtes, i suggest in be either in another font or in italics. that way its a lot easier to follow. but other than that im really enjoying it. :)

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Divya S on Nov. 1, 2015, 1:40 p.m. said:

Divya S


Nice story. I like Willy.

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Kara Skinner on Nov. 11, 2013, 3:13 p.m. said:

Kara Skinner


Chronicles of Plastic Deer has a lot of potential, but I think it needs some revising for it to be swoonworthy. The plot can be confusing at times, especially when she's writing in her diary, and the underlined text is distracting, especially since it doesn't seem to serve any purpose at all since it is in the diary entries as well as in the general narration. Also I kind of wish I saw some of the letters they wrote to each other when Eric went to college, especially the things they wish they wrote but ended up not sending.
On the bright side, all of the characters were awesome. I really liked her relatives, and even Willy, after she loosened up a bit. And I'm glad there wasn't any stereotypical mean girl in it. I also loved the name of the story, too, and I can totally understand how Willy can find a friend in a plastic deer.

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K. Rain on Feb. 23, 2014, 12:50 p.m. said:

K. Rain


Haven't yet had a chance to read this one, but I'll eventually get there, as the cover is KILLER:) Made me crack up. LOVE IT! It's an eye catcher.

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K. Rain on April 22, 2014, 2:02 p.m. said:

K. Rain


Still now done reading this...I know. I'm really, really slow:) I've a question for you, though: Is there a reason you chose to underline the novel? Is that simply a glitch in uploading? For some reason, when I uploaded mine, some justifications and editing were lost. That being said, it didn't ADD anything that wasn't there, such as underlining. Not sure if you had a certain artistic angle you were going for there...but it's really quite distracting. That's unfortunate, too, because you've really cute artwork and from what I can tell there, an interesting start in your story. I'm having difficulty wanting to read more because of the underlining. It just turns me off. That would be the only advice I'd have there. Otherwise, very engaging with your narrative style. Keep up the writing!

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