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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I've started on the OBOB books!

First off I finally finished listening to a non-OBOB, grown-up book called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It's a fabulous story that's non-fiction but seem quite unbelievable at times. If you're and adult and like science-y and/or biographies, this book is an amazing combo of both.

Now I've started on my OBOB stack. The first book I read was The London Eye Mystery by Siobahn (pronounced show-bon) Dowd. It's a fun little mystery which I had trouble figuring out because I went totally in the wrong direction at first. One of the characters in the story has autism, and I thought it was worked in well and not overdone.

The next one I read was The Ear, The Eye and The Arm by Nancy Farmer. I picked this one sort of to get it out of the way because I didn't really think I'd like it. WRONG! I thought it was great and I kept wanting to get back to it! The story is a bit unbelievable, but so what. It was very suspenseful, and I know it's going to be a big hit. The cover is weak and not at ALL what those guys look like - I'm sure of it.

The last one I read, which I finished at 1:00 AM and was really wishing for some tissues to dry my eyes, was Savvy, my favorite of the three. The main character in this story, Mibs (her real name is Mississippi - I'd go by Mibs, too) is turning 13, and in her fmaily, this is a BIG birthday. Mibs' family members have special powers - they call them their savvy - and they're revealed on their 13th birthdays. Mibs' mother's savvy is doing everything perfectly perfectly. Her two brothers can affect weather and electricity. Mibs can hardly wait until her savvy is revealed But then her father is in a terrible car accident and is in the hospital miles away from home. Mibs knows her savvy can save him, and she'll do anything to get to him...including stow away in a pink Bible sales van with four other kids, a hitchhiker, and a driver who wears a pink tie. It's a wild ride, alrighty, and also pretty suspenseful. I loved the spunk of this character and her thoughtfulness. GREAT story!

Hope you've found some good books to read this summer. Let me know in the comments section!

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