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In Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s young-adult novel, Chopsticks (Razorbill, $19.99), 17-year-old prodigy Glory Fleming is dubbed “the Brecht of the piano.” Tugged in two directions by a father, who lives his dreams through Glory, and her neighbor Frank, who distracts Glory from her obsessive-compulsive tendencies, Glory loses hold of reality. Assembled in a collage of soft-focus, Instagram-like photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, instant-message chats and vintage under-the-sea stickers, Chopsticks does not tell a story so much as it displays one. The book takes approximately 30 minutes to get through, and you may come out of it feeling nostalgic—though for something that never happened.