Monday, December 31, 2012
It's Monday! What are you reading? 12/31
Every week I participate in this meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at Teach Mentor Texts. Jen and Kellee had the brilliant idea to adapt this meme to talk about the great young adult and children's literature that we are reading. Head over to their blog for more great reads and a plethora of recommendations of great kidlit.
Books I Read This Week:
I enjoyed the high fantasy book Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Elisa is married off to the King of a nearby land in a hurried deal. She has always been the younger princess who does not get involved with court issues. She likes to eat and is self-conscious because of her weight. She does not understand why she is being sent off so young. The only thing she knows that she has going for her is the fact that she carries a godstone. This means that she has been chosen by God but she does not know when she will have to act or what she will
have to do. Throughout the book, Elisa evolves and turns into a very strong female
falling apart. This book is more geared toward high school boys, but I have a student in mind
that I think will really like it so I will be recommending it to an 8th grader.
girl he likes and wakes up suddenly. The next frame shows him in the bathroom rinsing out
his underwear. Although I recognize that this is something that happens to young teenage
boys, I dread the way my 8th graders will deal with this scene. Maybe I am wrong about the
way they might react, but I don't see the necessity for this sequence and wish it were not in
planning his books and I think I might be able to use some of his advice in my own writing as
was never cured and committed suicide. She is a normal 18 year old who is looking forward
to her match and her cure. Once these things happen, she will be able to go to college and
then get married when she is done with school. She is excited for all of this until she meets
Alex. He changes everything for her and she starts to realize that maybe love isn't this awful
disease after all. I really liked this book although the ending almost ruined it for me.
Hopefully the rest of the series will make up for that. I am glad I have Pandemonium here in
the house and will be able to read it this week. I will recommend this book to students who
enjoy dystopian fiction.
What I will read this week:
I will start 47 by Walter Mosley today. I have wanted to read this book for years. I will also get to Pandemonium soon. I have a box of books in my trunk from the warehouse sale and don't remember all of the books that are in there but I will probably pull a book or two from that box this week. I also have the graphic novels Resistance and The Walking Dead (volume 1) that I will read.
What are you reading?