Saturday, October 20, 2012

Book Reviews! *grin*

I have been ALWAYS enjoyed reading. Just in case you're new to the blog, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read. In fact, I've been stockpiling books for Winter. What? You don't do that? I do!!! I have about 3 new books lying on my end table waiting to be read. I like to read a wide range of books, so I am ALWAYS on the look out for a new book! *grin* At any rate, I have finished TWO books that I want to share with you.

The first book is titled SON by Lois Lowry. Years ago I read THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. I LOVED THE GIVER!!! Truthfully, it was the first book I read about a society different from our own & I was fascinated by it. Therefore, I was excited about SON.

SON was pretty good. The book was divided into three separate parts. While they were all really good, the first part was my favorite. The book begins in a society that is dysfunctional in a rather unique way. A baby is born but not given to the birthmother, it is given to a separate set of parents. Without giving away this entire book, I will say it was quite a journey following the characters through this story. I recommend this book to readers, as it was a really good read.

The second book was titled SKINNY by Donna Cooner. I saw it in our recent book order, and it interested me. I was blessed with a gift card from a student at the end of summer, and used it to buy the book. (I could've used points in the book order, but wasn't sure it was going to be in my library at school.) This book was one I was interested in, but wasn't REALLY eager to read it. So, I put it in my stockpile. Then I was drawn to it Thursday. Little did I know I wouldn't be able to put it down. *grin* Seriously, I was up until 1am reading it. I LOVE THAT!

The story is about a girl named Ever. Ever is a fifteen year old high school girl that weighs 302 pounds. The story is about her journey to lose weight. It is a fiction book, and it had me hooked and in love with this little girl. I could picture her throughout her journey. It was written in the first person, so I could understand what she was thinking and feeling. "Skinny" was the voice in her mind that fed her negative thoughts throughout her journey. We all have a Skinny speaking in our heads, but we're all in different stages of life where that voice is quieted or affecting a person to the core. It was a very moving book. It touched me to to the core, and I was REALLY glad I read it.

Now you may be wondering what is next for me to read. I have chosen Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea. It's the sequel to Because of Mr. Terupt. I'll let you know good it is, as I really enjoyed the last Terupt book. *grin*


GREAT...with a GREAT book to read!

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