- South Euclid, USA
- member since June 23, 2009
I know you're really busy with not much time to read. But have you read If I Stay by Gayle Forman? It's for teens. I really liked it. It's been compared to Lovely Bones. I liked it much more. It isn't gruesome. The girl is in a coma after a terrible car accident that kills her parents and brother. She tells about her life and tries to decide if she should live - stay. Add this to your shelf!
Did Tatiana sign up for Shelfari? I couldn't find her, but perhaps I'm spelling her name incorrectly? Did you ever read Beneath a Marble Sky? I was asked to join a book club, and that's the first book. They only meet 3 times during the school year, so I could handle that. See you soon. Jan
Okay, it was the lover because of the necklace (the heart she was grabbing at?), was it the same person who was watching her sign annabel for swimming lessons! You are right very confusing. Also, the boyfriend should of said something, not clear on his role either! I just started a book called Neighborhood Watch, so far really really good, by camille something! very good so far, hope the ending is pulled together! Glad you like Little Bee.
Okay I read one of the books you read The lamented Molly Marx. Who do you think was on the bicycle? I like the book but the ending, I did not get! I'm thinking the reader is not supposed to know as well as Molly who played a roll in her ending. What did you think? Stacy
I just read a thriller, Child 44, amazing from beginning to end. I am going to read the Koslow book you have chosen it looks good. Also, my neighbor recommended a book called Neighborhood Watch by Camille can not think of the last name. Hope you are having a nice summer. Child 44 is different than what I read, this is gory but comes full circle at the end, good read.
I have another book for your shelf. It's called A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. It's probably meant for upper elementary and middle school kids. It has quirky characters but great theme of accepting others as they are and doing the best you can with what you have. It is hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud.
Even though this book is intended for upper elementary, you have to read The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech. It is very sweet. The fun part of the book is the angel mixes up words. So the reader has to figure out what he's really saying. It's a very quick read, and I really believe you'll like it. Your buff angel, Jan
I just finished My Mother the Cheerleader. It's actually considered teen lit. It was very good. It takes place in New Orleans in 1960 during the civil rights movement. Ruby Bridges is one of the characters. The mother is not the conventional cheerleader. She's a cheerleader for desegregation. You might want to add this book to your shelf ... unless you already read it. Jan
Hi Jenny! Have you or you friend who likes historical fiction read any of the Philippa Gregory books? I think she has a bunch of novels about queens. I just finished The Other Queen, and it was very good. Now I want to do some research on Mary Queen of Scots! See you Thursday.
Jenny - I loved The Thirteenth Tale. I stayed up last night until 1:30 a.m. I was dragging at school today! One question. Do we know if the old woman named Emmaline is really Emmaline? Or is there a chance she's Adeline? Is this just one more mystery in the book. Jan
As I looked through your shelf and my friend Lauren's shelf, I remembered some more books I read. I don't think I saw the book Pope Joan on your list. I LOVED this books. It's historical fiction, taking place during the medieval times. It's supposedly based on historical documents and about a woman who hid her femininie identity and became the Pope. It had action, romance, and suspense. It absolutely fascinated me that there just might have been a female Pople. You have to read this book, if you haven't already.