Sometimes books can surprise us in a good way and sometimes they can surprise us in a bad way. A book you might have been waiting to come out for a year could be a total bomb once you finally get to read it and a book you drag your feet about reading can turn out to be the best book ever. Today let's explore those books. Create a blog post featuring a HIT and a MISS.
My HIT is definitely:
I was "afraid" to read this book. I had heard so much about it as a "censored" book. When I had to choose 3 censored books for Young Adult Literature class, this was one that I picked. I absolutely loved this book. I was so impressed by Laurie Halse Anderson's way of dealing with such a sensitive subject as rape. The integral part of art class and the symbolism of creating a tree really touched me. I thought this was a fantastic read!
My MISS is:
I thought this would be a good pick for a mystery. I think it was on a previous Bluebonnet or Lone Star list. I was wrong, I did not enjoy it at all! I thought it was so unrealistic and so slow - such a disappointment.
I loved Speak also. I started to pick that one as one of my hits. I really read a lot of great books this year. It was hard to choose!ReplyDelete