Again, congratulations on having written the winning story of this week to Kat! And with that this post will contain the highlights of the final results concerning Finding Ourselves Together, as well as the initial review, so new readers can find out what this story is all about.
Author: Kat Valentine
Description: See that girl, what’s her name? Lia. She’s changed a lot, not in a good way. What happened to her? Well...he happened.
Lia is your typical dedicated and responsible type of high school student. Being a bit timid, not very outgoing and unexperienced in love, she one day gets the advice from her brother to leave her study books from time to time and go out a bit more and see the world. When Lia’s best friends announces she throws a party later that week, Lia remembers the words of her brother and agrees to come for the first time in her high school life. But was it really the right decision?
*Bows in admiration*
This. Story. Is. So. Smooth! Everything is just right! From the incredible directing to the amount of suspense divided over every episode…it’s really great! Sure it is a bit of an average every day realistic love story, but it is really well done indeed. I love how all characters seem to have a complete personality, but the main character really is the guide to decide who the reader will actually get to know better and who not. I can only admire how this author has paid attention to every detail of her story and directing. There are crowds of people on the streets where the main character walks, people gathering around fights, filming with their phones…almost enough to bring tears to one’s eyes.
Now this story already has quite some reads, but seeing how well written and well directed this is, I’m convinced it deserves a lot more! So please support this awesome story by reading it and recommend it if you like it!
Gained amount of readers: 89
Directing, 1st place: I mentioned it in my private message to this story's author already, but I really admire her dedication and eye for detail when it comes to directing this story of hers. Not only is the story an awesome read, it really has the most fine tuned directing I have seen in a User Story so far (even when compared to some really popular stories). Examples are the constant use of background characters that are active and sometimes just walk past in the background or do other stuff, making them alive and the smart use of overlays like the multiple science desk overlays in science class or the directing of the characters when it comes to entering the car overlay...really smart and terrific work! This really inspired me and I think if only for that, it would be great if not only those who like to read, but also those who wish to write or are already writing would pay more attention to this particular story!
Creativity, 2nd place: as mentioned before the way the overlays were used in the story from time to time was very creative and smart, but not only the directing is good about this story. It also is very well written and has a nice rhythm in switching from the more literary narrator to the character's spoken words or literal thoughts. The use of metaphors, the way of showing a character act out its personality before giving savvy well written narrator comments, is very nice. It's really well balanced and in combination with the earlier creative aspects, certainly deserves this second place.
With the total amount of 259pts, Finding Ourselves Together was the rightful winner to this weekly contest :)
Please read this great story on Episode and recommend it to fellow readers and give it some shout outs on Instagram!