What’s New @ Literature for Lunch?
What a busy, crazy week! A few updates for you….
I accidentally read four novels this week! I recently reviewed the first one, Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper. It was a moving read with a spunky, dimensional main character named Melody. I think that this is definitely a front runner for the Newbery.
I also read The Summer I Turned Pretty and It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. That was a HUGE mistake! I have become so invested in the lives of Conrad, Belly and Jeremiah that I simply cannot wait until NEXT MAY to find out what happens. The end of It’s Not Summer Without You…I just died. I must have read that page 9,000 times to see if I was missing something or I could read more meaning into it or if another page would magically appear. Write faster Jenny Han! Look for two mini-reviews of these books coming soon. Here’s a hint: I loved them.
The book Mockingbird by Kathryn Erksine is going to knock your socks off (excuse the cliche). This poignant, emotional novel about a girl searching for empathy was beautifully written and extremely meaningful. Not only does it give a glimpse into what it is like to live with Asperger’s syndrome but also into grief and the anatomy of a healing town after something horrific occurs. A layered, important read. This could also be a serious contender for the Newbery.
Finally, I have bit the bullet and am going to participate in National Novel Writing Month. An idea came to me today, and I need where it takes me. I would love to know if you are participating so I can cheer you on!
Anticipated Before and After Pictures for National Novel Writing Month:
Finally, check out my brand new review and teacher feature pages. I have done a lot more reviews than I had thought. Have a great week and happy reading!