Before I got out of school for winter break I asked my school librarian for drive suggestions, since I had to endure some long flights. I’ve been reading a lot of mystery lately, so I asked for some suggestions in that genre. They all sounded good and seemed like things that I would enjoy, so I checked them out. Fast forward to about a week later, I started one of her suggestions, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart… We Were Liars is about a girl […]
Thank you ElCicco for the books from the book exchange! I read the first book of the series a while ago and have been meaning to read the others ever since! I’m very excited to read these!
“It was a miracle to live as birds do, except for one thing: anyone seen in flight would surely be captured, perhaps even shot down like a crow flying above a cornfield. It’s always dangerous to be different, to appear as a monster in most people’s eyes, even from a distance.” Nightbird by Alice Hoffman is about a town named Sidwell meant for ages 10-13. In Sidwell, people believe in fairy tales. Well, to be more specific, they believe in a monster, the Sidwell monster. […]
“Life isn’t about knowing all the answers. The best we can do is to make peace with our questions, learn who we are, know our strengths, and do the best we can with the gifts we’ve been given while we’re here.” What if you had a magic pencil? What if it had all the answers? Ava Anderson picks up a pencil from the kitchen junk drawer. But, she soon discovered that this is no ordinary pencil. Whatever (factual) question is written by that pencil will […]
“You see, Julian, it always takes courage to be kind. But in those days, when such kindness could cost you everything – your freedom, your life – Kindness becomes a miracle. It becomes that light in the darkness that Papa talked about, the very essence of our humanity. It is hope.” White Bird by R.J. Palacio is a Wonder story. It tells the story of Julian’s grandmother Sara (grandmère, as Julian calls her). She was a young Jewish girl during World War II. She lived […]
“I grew this summer. Not on the outside, but on the inside. And that’s the only place where growing really matters.” Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan is about self-discovery and the role models who forever change us. Julia Marks is very short for her age. She never thought of herself as a performer, but when she was cast to be a Munchkin in a summer performance of The Wizard of Oz. Julia gets inspiration and motivation from the amazing director of the play Shaw Barr, […]