I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

How do you deal with a hole in your life?Do you grieve?Do you drink?Do you make out with your best friend?Do you turn to poets and pop songs?Do you question everything?Do you lash out?Do you turn the lashing inward?If you're Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what's happened -- and is happening -- to you.I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain is an astonishing novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself...


I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Reviews

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Caitlin Vaille

If this book is anything, it is unique. I’m not even sure how to explain the writing style, but it was very different (in a good way). I enjoyed a whole lot about this book, but some of the scenes were super abstract. I still liked them, but they just took me a little bit of time to sort out.

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Matthew Hidalgo


I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Janet

How in the world do I review this book? It's a love poem; it's a eulogy; it's poetry; it's prose; it's uplifting; it's heart-cracking. I'm one of the luckiest people in the world to know Will Walton personally, and it's such rare and wonderful magic to read a book that so beautifully reflects the author's empathy and authenticity. Will Walton is all heart, and so is this book. You should add this to your to-read list right now.

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Rachel Watkins

Being a human being is terribly hard. Those stuck between childhood and adulthood can be the most vulnerable, dealing with grown-up issues without the necessary emotional tools. In I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN, Will Walton shares Avery's story in a format that is totally original and a beautiful representation of teenager's inner emotional life. This book is a poem, a eulogy, and also a work of short fiction that you will never forget. Walton took big risks with this book and the payoff is huge ...more

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Billie

It's lovely and heartbreaking and brutally emotionally honest. However, although not all of it is in verse, enough of it is for it to not quite be my cup of tea.

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Jessica

This is the weirdest, most heart-rending thing I've read in a long time. A mix of novel-in-verse and stream-of-consciousness, it had no narrative structure and bounced from present to past with no warning other than verb tenses. And yet it was a beautiful meditation on heartbreak, grief, love, addiction, family. This is definitely not for everyone, but it's highly recommended for the adventurous reader.

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Shauna Yusko

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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Elizabeth Willis

Not a poem, not a novel, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain is a story in fragments.

Our teenage protagonist, Avery, is attempting to piece it all together: a friendship that is becoming something more, a mother who fails him, and overwhelming, incomprehensible grief following the death of a loved one. Walton masterfully captures here the ways in which grief shatters one's narrative, the ways in which its sharp knives jab at unexpected moments.

As Avery grapples with this most difficult of summers, he
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