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It has been a quiet week on the blog because it has been so busy at school what with this being the last week and all. According to Goodreads, I am 15 books behind schedule. My book-a-day has definitely suffered in these last hectic weeks as well. Hopefully, I will switch into Overdrive now that summer vacay has commenced.
I brought two books home for summer reading from my recent JLG delivery that I had been looking forward to:
The Thing about Luck by Cynthia Kadohata. 270 p. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, June 4, 2013. 9781416918820. (Purchased)
Publisher synopsis: There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this novel from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.
P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia. 274 p. Amistad/ HarperCollins Publishers, May 21, 2013. 9780061938634. (Purchased)
Publisher synopsis: Rita Williams-Garcia’s much-anticipated middle-grade novel P.S. Be Eleven is the sequel to her New York Timesbestseller One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She’s just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. She’s supposed to be watching her sisters, but Fern and Vonetta are hard to control. Her uncle Darnell is home from Vietnam and seems different. And her pa has a girlfriend. At least Delphine can write to her mother in Oakland, California, for advice. But why does her mother tell her to “be eleven” when Delphine is now twelve?
The historical novel, set in the 1960s, features vivid characters, insight into family relationships, and a strong sense of place.
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