I have finished all 29 of the books I needed to read for my class and really enjoyed every one of them! Luckily I was able to choose which books (among categories) that I was going to read. One that I really enjoyed was When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. If you have read A Wrinkle in Time or enjoy a little science fiction mixed in with your story, then you will like this book. The main character is Miranda who is in 6th grade. As the story begins, she is upset because her long-time friend, Sal, won't have anything to do with her anymore. She meets some unusual characters throughout the book who all play an important role in the story, but you have to wait until the end to figure out their purpose. Miranda keeps finding notes that don't make any sense to her, and she is trying to figure out who is writing them. In one note she is told that the writer will come and save her friend but she isn't even sure which friend they are talking about. There is time travel involved and a little bit of mystery. I found the book a suspenseful and really couldn't put it down until I finished it! This book would be best suited for readers in 5th & 6th grades. Come see me if you are interested in it!
I will be working in the library during the next few weeks to get everything ready for the beginning of school. I can't wait to see all of you and hear about what you have read this summer! Keep READING!!! :)