Queen of the Tiles is one of the standout stories comes toward the end of the collection. True to the collection’s title, each piece exhibits a strong, clearly defined voice, delivered in a range of forms. The stories we tell ourselves are not formed in a vacuum, but they are also not set in stone; these writers illustrate that stories are meant to be interrogated, and truths are meant to be told.
Editorial View Of Queen of the Tiles
The tournament circuit is a different world. Here, people play Scrabble as a game of probabilities and cunning strategies, a math problem to be solved. Here, we carry around reams of paper crammed so full of words it looks like theyre teeming with ants; we recite anagrams with such rapid speed that each syllable hits you with the force of a bullet; we can tell you the most probable combination of letters youll get on a rack, for the record) with which you can score a bingo that is, to use up all seven letters at once and earn an additional fifty-point bonus. Here, we never stop thinking about Scrabble.
For most of my peers, words are little more than point-amassing units, each tile merely a stepping stone for building high-scoring pathways to victory. For me, the words arent just points: Theyre the whole point. I collect them, hoard them like a dragon hoards its treasure, reveling in their strange, alien meanings, the feel of them in my mouth. The words are how I process the world. People like Josh say I waste precious brain space clinging to their definitions.There are one hundred eighty thousand possible combinations of letters you need to know, he told me once. Caring about what they mean is beside the point. But how can you not? Take AEEINRT, for instance. Picture each letter in your head”the reassuringly symmetrica
Queen of the Tiles Summary
A beautiful novel with unique and majestic story. The beauty of this novel is that it contains numerous short stories that entertain the reader from beginning till the last word of the novel. All the characters of the novel are unique and refreshing.. It’s a unique novel in numerous ways, and yet, of course, its themes are universal. No doubt this novel is a truly original and well informed creation. Its tremendous story make this novel more interesting. n extremely powerful story. This theme, which has implications far beyond the obvious racial parallel, is skillfully handled. Got the chills so many times toward the end of this book. It completely blew my mind. It managed to surpass my high expectations and be nothing at all like I expected.
Details About Queen of the Tiles
- Publisher : Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 19, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1534494553
- ISBN-13 : 978-1534494558
- Reading age : 12 years and up
- Grade level : 7 – 9
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #34,961 in Books
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