Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sahara Special

Sahara Special is the story of Sahara Jones and her journey through school, and the fifth grade. She is sent to special education, and her mother won't have it. She gets her taken out of special ed. and she has to repeat the fifth grade. But when a crazy new teacher with eggplant color lipstick comes to teach the class, Sahara finds herself and faces her problems. A very good book for young readers. :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Inside Out: Portrait of an Eating Disorder

So, tonight, I thought i was supposed to work at the library, but i wasn't. My friend was, and i was her ride home. so i had to hang out, while i waited for her shift to end, i read the much praised Inside Out. Inside Out is the written and illustrated journey of Nadia Shivack as she battles bulimia, anorexia, and depression. As she was in recovery treatments, she illustrated her feelings, and is still recovering today. I think it is a wonderful chronicle of how people with eating disorders really feel and what they are thinking. It is very good and i reccomend it to everyone.

Castle Waiting

I absolutely love this book. Castle Waiting is the story of what happens to the castle and its inhabitants after sleeping beauty leaves with prince charming. Linda Medley has created the story of Jane who is escaping from her abusive husband and seeking refuge in Castle Waiting. When Jane arrives at the castle, she encounters many characters who become her fast friends as she births her abnormal baby and hides from her husband and her past. We discover the quirky happenings of the castle and the inhabitants. Told in cartoon form i absolutely love this book, it's the time era that i love and it's light reading which makes it fun. It would be just as good if it wasn't in cartoon form, (but it wouldn't be as fun;) ).