Happy Monday! How can it not be when you’ve got a book in hand? 🙂
Last week I was a little overly ambitious, so bear with my awkward post.
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Beverly Cleary strikes again! I have to say, over this past semester I have developed a fondness for her writing. While her books may be dated, any kid can identify with the problems her characters face. This book is about a boy named Leigh who starts writing to his favorite author. Through doing so, Leigh finds an outlet for his stress and worry that are a product abandonment from his dad. I enjoyed reading this book. The only thing that would have made it ten times better is if Leigh got to meet Henshaw! I was totally hoping for that in the end. Nonetheless, a good book.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Silly me for thinking I could finish both of these books in a week! Anyway, I am about halfway through this book and really liking it. Besides my obsession for Harry Potter, scifi/fantasy really isn’t my thing. However, I am really liking this book! I like books that tie mythology into present day (Like Meg Cabot’s Avalon High). Percy Jackson is a kid that never really fit in at school. Come to find out, this is partly because he is a half-blood (his dad is a Greek God, and his mom is a mortal). Percy’s dad is in a bit of trouble and Percy sets out to help him….and that’s where I left off. I will let you guys know my final thoughts next week!