Cherry Cough Drops MAG

April 19, 2011
By Camille Pipino BRONZE, Bexley, Ohio
Camille Pipino BRONZE, Bexley, Ohio
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I enjoyed “Cherry Cough Drops” by ­Colette Bersie because it is descriptive and intriguing. While the story is a bit morose, the author has a clearly developed style. Her long sentences and frequent use of similes and metaphors enhance the piece.

Another aspect I enjoyed is how the story slowly unravels, which keeps the reader ­interested in figuring out the details. For ­example, the reader is unsure what she is ­describing in the beginning as a “pizza romance.” Later, she reveals what she meant.

Lastly, I think it’s clever that Colette ­addresses the boy as “he,” never naming him. This keeps the mysterious, serious atmosphere of the story.


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