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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a New York Times Best Seller, It made the 2012 Teens' Top Ten list from the American Library Association and it was recommended to me by students and parents. I didn’t like it very much. It was fantasy combined with historical fiction and I didn’t understand why. I did like the peculiar characters and their specialties but it didn’t interest me enough to keep the story going. It was bizarre.
|Every Day by David Leviathan is an interesting book. Each day the character wakes up in a different body. His conscience is the same but he can access the memories of the person he inhabits. He has never known any other existence. Does he have a responsibility to the new body or just to himself? His experiences are quite diverse, he can be a girl one day and a boy the next. He can be in a healthy or unhealthy body. Some of the material is quite mature. Is this book appropriate for middle school? What do you think?|
Keeping the Castle
|This book was light and humorous. It tells the plight of a young girl having to marry a wealthy man, to save her family. It gives a good picture of what life was like for women a hundred years ago. It is a good reminder of how far women have come. My life style, a single woman, owning my own home would be illegal then and still is in some parts of the world. Fun, and worth reading.|