Monday, October 24, 2011

Jumping Off Swings in paperback!

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles is coming out in paper back! To celebrate she is giving away a signed copy. Read her blog post for more information:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Monster CallsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Everyone should read this book. It truly is an amazing story. It is one that is a must have for my classroom library.

My dad died of cancer two weeks ago, and during the last week of his life, we all were telling him it was okay for him to let go. I completely identified with Conor and his struggle with himself over not wanting his mum to die, but also wanting the pain to be over. This book helped me as I am in the process of grieving my father's death. I know that there are many young adults out there who will be helped by reading this story.

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