Monday, May 4, 2015
REVIEW: WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT
Where Did You Sleep Last Night is a beautifully written artistic piece about a teenage girl, Evelyn, who is unsatisfied with her life. She is bullied at school, she is constantly being ridiculed by her mother, and she has an unwavering crush on the late Kurt Cobain. When she tries to take her life via a heroin overdose, she finds a new life is waiting for her when she wakes up. The person in the bed next to her is Kurt Cobain reincarnated as Celine Black.
So begins a tragic love story between Evelyn and Celine, filled with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Evelyn and Celine each start their own bands and reach fame in very different ways. When the whole world is watching your relationship, it definitely adds more conflict for the people involved. Jealousy and sketchy characters soon begin to erode Celine and Evelyn’s relationship.
Will they be able to conquer their addictions and expectations, and remain in a happy relationship? Well, you will have to read the book to find out for yourself. Author Lynn Crosbie’s seems to paint the words on the page, rather than write them. If everyone could write like she does, the literary world would be a much more beautiful place. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Kurt Cobain, the rock and roll lifestyle, and a love story that’s against all odds. This truly is a wonderful book, and it really shows the reader that what you read about celebrities may not be entirely truthful, and it’s important to remember that they are people too.
Wesley Wilson is a zoology student at the University of Guelph and works on campus at a microbiology lab. When Wesley isn't studying away, she spends most of her time reading.