All righty then, again it has been awhile since I have posted. Today some books I have read:
The Clearing by Heather Davis
I finished this one last nigh as an ebook from NetGalley. I don't know. I had mixed reviews. Great premise, good storyline, good characters. I think perhaps it needed more pages to flush out the story. It seemed to be rushed. It seemed more like a movie script then a novel. I wanted more depth.
Of course my MUST read selections for this year is the Hunger Games Series. Absolutely my favorite. Loved it.
Mike Lupica has a new and unusal genre out, super hero. His new book Hero is about a teen that finds out he is a destined superhero. I have enjoyed his sports books so I thought I would give this one a try and it was a good one. Although geared for the middle school years, there is nothing offensive in this book for those in upper elementary.
Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde was a nice light read. A series of fairytale rewrites that were very entertaining. I recommend this one if you don't want to get embroiled in a book but want something on hand to read.
SkippyJon Jones series by Judith Byron Schachner is an old but good series for read-a-loud. Gotta work on my Spanish accent and pronunciation though. :) Love it for my lower grades, K-3, but believe it or not even the older grades get a laugh.
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland was a great surprise on many levels. The story was superb. Written about a time when outspoken women could be put in an asylum. I had to finish every word. Really great book that made me think. Definitely a high school and up YA book due to situations portrayed in the book. Makes you think.