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What is a verse novel?

Verse novels are an extraordinary way to read a story. The entire story is written in verse–rather than prose. Prose are usually what fiction books are written in. That means the story is told in sentences which become paragraphs then pages and turn into chapters. In a verse novel the story is told through poems–rhyming or not, it doesn’t matter. Each turn of the page leads to poetry. The rhythm of verse novels becomes hypnotic making this type of book a very quick read.

Below are some great verse novels to see if you like this genre of fiction. Do you have any to share? Tell me!

Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech

Hate That Cat, by Sharon Creech

Locomotion, by Jaqueline Woodson

Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse

Witness, by Karen Hesse

1 comment

1 tara { 09.07.10 at 12:59 pm }

Oh, I do love verse novels dearly! Love That Dog and Hate That Cat are some of my favorites. Another one I love is Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate. It’s about a Sudanese refugee who moves to the US. I also love Heartbeat by Sharon Creech–she’s the novel in verse queen! 🙂