Monthly Archives: June 2011
This book is short. Very. Read it in under an hour. Like it.
The Promise is a story about a family that is learning how to live without the mother who has died. It’s a story about a dog who will go to great lengths to save his family. Anybody remember Old Yeller? Well, get ready! :)
I found it at a thrift store ( I am such a genius). :) I’m glad I picked it up! On my shelf for my 6th graders, I promise! :)
I finally read one of my “adult” mystery books-aaahhh. I do enjoy my adult books even though I have truly come to enjoy my young adult books for 6th grade, too!
Shadow Valley by Gwen Hunter is a story that will sweep you up in it, and you will feel like it is YOUR daughter that has been kidnapped.
This is a book that I have been wanting to read all year because I have heard so much about it. I didn’t have a copy, and neither did our library. I finally found it at a thrift store (I love to shop for books at these places!!). :)
It was just as good as everyone has talked about. It touches your heart (and makes you cry). I have found that these kinds of books are becoming my favorite with young adult/6th grade books.
Freak the Mighty-by Rodman Philbrick
There is also another book by this author-Max the Mighty-which is about one of the characters from Freak the Mighty. Gotta get it now! :)
This is the 1st Andrew Clemetns book that I have read. This book, The Jacket, is a short one , but brings out an issue that is all too real- “prejudice”. It’s written from a 6th grader’s point of view, and I think a lot of kids would be able to connect with it. It’s not a spine tingler or a hilarious one-it’s just real. I enjoyed it!