Saturday, August 13, 2011

#72-Mistaken Identity by Van Ryn, Cerak & Tabb (263 pgs) This is the story of the families whose daughters were mistaken for each other in April of 2006. Wow is all I can say. Can't even imagine.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

#71-Countdown by Deborah Wiles (377 pgs) Lone Star title about a 5th grade girl and what was
going on in her life during the Cuban Missle Crisis of 1962. First in a trilogy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

#70-Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (323 pgs) Lone Star title but not one of my favorites. Ok in my opinion.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

#68-Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury

(314 pgs) Does this woman write a book that I won't love? She is a truly talented author, able to write such beautiful and moving stories. This one about Ella and Holden and how they change each others lives, and the lives of those around them as they enter their senior year in high school. I love that Karen doesn't shy away from the tough issues of bullying and the consequences such actions can have on the lives of others. I wish this one were being made into a movie! It has a fabulous message for high school students and teachers at all levels. I will encourage my daughter to read it as well. But don't forget the Kleenex!!!

# 67 - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

(444 pgs) This was getting a LOT of talk especially with the movie about to be released, so I thought I'd better read it. Was a very good book and I will enjoy watching the movie. Love some of these characters! Made me think back to my grandparents home and the help they had whom we all just loved dearly and adored. My mother probably did get more affection and attention from her mother's help than she did her mother. And, sadly, I remember a separate bathroom in my grandparents home that I now realize was for the help. As kids, we just thought it was an 'extra' bathroom and really cool. Now I know better and it makes me sad. We've come a LONG way and for that I am thankful!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

#66-The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

(325 pgs) Lone Star Title as well, and one I was not looking forward to reading. However, it was pretty good. Interesting idea that all the magic items from fairy tales might be stored someplace where others could use them...for good or evil.