Quick Book Review Update

I read two amazing books this week.  Both of them were middle-grade level and I would recommend either or both of them to anyone I know, from ages 7-107.  If you’ve looked at my YA book review page, you know that I mostly read books for young people.  It’s a habit I got into while working with youth at the library, and I am astounded by the amount of truly good literature available to kids these days.  Sometimes it’s nice to just remember what it felt like to be those awkward ages between 11 and 19, when we still don’t know if we’re kids or grown-ups and we’re still floundering through life, trying to decide who we really are.  It makes great fiction, folks.  There’s not much better than a coming-of-age story.  Many adult novels probe the same issues.  It’s also nice to be reminded how kids think, and the types of things of which I should be careful in my own interactions with them.  Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt and The Missing Pieces of Me by Jean Van Leeuwen accomplished both those things with a rare beauty that keeps shining in my heart.

               Together, these two novels explored nearly every issue a 10-12 year old might have to face, and they both did it lyrically and with spunk.  I love it when I finish a book, close it, and keep thinking about it for days afterward, even after I’ve gone on to the next book.  (If you know me at all, you know I go on to the next book immediately.  There is never going to be a time when you could ask me, “What are you reading right now?”  and I will answer, “I’m between books.”  I am Never between books.  I just finished this one and started that one.  That is how it is.)

So while I was reading about Weezie from The Missing Pieces of Me, Tate P. Ellerbe from Dear Hank Williams kind of read along with me.  Because I just couldn’t let her go.  I don’t think you or your kids will be able to, either.  Dear Hank Williams isn’t available until April 14, but The Missing Pieces of Me is available on Amazon.  For more information about each book, check out my Book Reviews page.

Love wins,

KT

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