Cold Skin is my first verse novel. I have never been into poetry and as a consequence baulked at verse novels but owing to an author visit decided to promote this book and verse novels to my students. I found the support notes on the Allen and Unwin site really useful in scaffolding my reading and ultimately enjoyed Cold Skin and the style of writing. The students I spoke to about it talked of the advantages of verse novels and the way they can digest it in little bits. As a mystery I did predict the killer but was sufficiently engaged by all the stories of each character to be diverted.
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