~ More Than This by Patrick Ness. As I read, I kept changing my mind on what kind of book this was. An "issues" book? A coming-of-age story? A dystopian novel? Science fiction? In the end, I decided it was any and all of these. Loved it.
~ The Littles Have a Wedding by John Peterson. With Felix. Three down, one to go!
~ May B. by Caroline Starr Rose. I think the author was inspired by the Little House books. A wilderness survival story with a blizzard and dyslexia to boot! And it's written in verse. May B. is a great heroine.
~ A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. How have I not read this before? How have I never read any Woolf before? How can I admit to being an English major? Well, now I can. I was worried; I've always been intimidated by Woolf, thinking she wouldn't be accessible to me. I learned that yes, she is as smart as I assumed, but she's also a hoot, and I had a blast hanging out with her.
~ The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida. He's a winner. I marked a few of his quotes. Insightful and sweet.
~ Divergent by Veronica Roth. With Skye, for mother-daughter book club. Easy to get swept up in the story. I liked Hunger Games better, but this one also has momentum. Skye is about 1/3 of the way in and she isn't yet sold.
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