1) I turned into a bookworm late in high school so I'm sort of catching up with all the books I missed - if there is such a thing, haha. But seriously, there are so many good reads for young people now - Young Adult - being a genre in itself in literature nowadays, that even I cannot resist. But hey, reading books knows no age.
2) Since I am raising a reader, I need to fill our home with good books that will hopefully develop my children's "taste" in literature. And also, S will not be a toddler forever. The rate she is growing up, I will not be surprised she will read on her own soon.
3) All this reading is fueling a desire to get further studies in.....literature. Which scares me, but I will not talk about it here. Hahaha. I know I am not doing it in the next few years because I've got a lot in my plate right now, but still, I cannot help but think.
So here's my first set of missus must reads for young readers..
When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)12 year old Miranda's life is changing. Her friend Sal is avoiding her and she's getting mysterious notes about the future. I am exercising total self control not to spill the beans on this one so I'm not ging to say anything anymore but you have to read this to find out the mind blowing surprise this book has for you.
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Patricia MacLachlan)Anna and Caleb are getting a new mother. I got this through The Learning Basket's book recommendations.I have to tell you though that the thought of putting an advertisement for a wife and mother seems too radical for young readers but I was able to look past that. This book is story of family, no matter what the circumstances - simply heartwarming.
Everything on a Waffle (Polly Horvath)Primrose Squarp seems to be getting everything at its worst: her parents believed to be dead, her Uncle Jack lost his custody over her and she ended up in foster care, losing body parts and everyone seems to believe she has emotional issues. I find this book very funny, although nothing is funny with losing your parents, being taken cared of someone you barely knew and ending up in foster care after all. But Horvath has definitely created a girl with a remarkable and courage. Read on how Primrose found strength in the presence of waffles.
I am looking forward to the time that S and I will be talking about how much we enjoyed this books. What about you? Do you have any books you currently enjoyed and will