This week's TTT theme over at Broke and Bookish is:
Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)
The first one to pop into my head was this:
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. Random House, 2010.
Lily leaves a red notebook with challenges on a shelf in her favorite bookstore. Dash picks it up, rises to the challenge and issues his own.
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.
Love this book and cry every time I read it. I used to read it aloud to the fourth graders and I always told them I would not be able to read the book without crying. Jack doesn't want to keep a poetry journal. He is not a poet. Poetry is for girls. And he is not going to write about his dog.
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013.
One of my favorite books of 2013. Twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson has had more than her share of tragedy in her young life. She moves a lot with her alcoholic father and begins writing letters to Atticus Finch after she reads To Kill a Mockingbird.
Looking for Alaska by John Green. Penguin Young Readers, 2005.
Miles collects famous last words, Alaska collects books and wants to live her life reading.
After Eli by Rebecca Rupp. Candlewick Press, 2012.
Daniel keeps a "Book of the Dead" after his beloved brother Eli is killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.
Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar. Penguin Group (USA), 2007.
Scott vents his frustrations in a series of letters (boys don't write journals) to his unborn baby brother during his freshman year. A sequel is due out mid-August called Sophomores and Other Oxymorons.
Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. The Screaming Staircase and The Whispering Skull,which is due out mid-September. Disney-Hyperion, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Where would Anthony Lockwood and Lucy Carlisle be without George's meticulous research?
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld. Simon Pulse, 2014.
Two engrossing books in one here - the story of Darcy Patel, teen writer and winner of a writing contest and the story she has written.
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. Random House Children's Books, 2006.
Who better to put on this list than someone who steals books? Liesel is an unforgettable character in an unforgettable book.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
We can't leave out Hermione!