Life has been hectic lately with all those end of school year things to wrap up, but I managed to make some time this weekend to finish a few books.
First of all, I read Meet You at Harry's. All I can say is wow! This is a story that tackles several tough subjects: the death of a family member, how the rest of the family deals with that loss, the difficulties of being gay in middle school, feeling like the invisible member of a family, and how relationships between good friends (boy and girl) can change once you get to middle school. The only thing I regret about reading this book was not listening to the friends who told me I would need a box of Kleenex.
Then, I went for something entirely different, and read the latest book in the Big Nate series, Big Nate Goes For Broke.
my students is a huge fan of Big Nate, and when he bought it at our
recent book fair, and read it in one day, I knew I had to read it as
well. What a fun, fun book! And I loved the emphasis put on both
creativity and teamwork. A great
addition to our classroom library in our Big Nate tub!
Finally, I read a little adult action adventure when I reread The Devil's Punchbowl. I love this author, Greg Iles, and the main character of this series, Penn Cage. The settings are always in Natchez, Mississippi, and it's interesting to get a look into the life of a small southern town. It's made all that more interesting because Greg Iles lives in Natchez himself. The book is a definite page-turner!
Please join Kellee and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts, who are the cohosts of this wonderful Monday event! I love finding out
what others are reading, and start planning my next week's reading using
some of the participants ideas.