Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Just Bombing along, Counting by 7`s and trying to determine the One and Only Mighty Smackdown winner
All puns aside, these are 3 very different books that all present their own interesting, unique reading experiences. I have already recommended these to both teens and adults, with positive feedback received for each. These books work for a variety of different reading tastes, but which should I choose?
To follow the format of House Hunters, I think I will eliminate one title. Of the three, the one to go first is “Counting by 7’s” Even though it was a feel-good story that I thoroughly enjoyed, it was a little too coincidental. Life never wraps everything up quite as cleanly.
So now the battle, for me, rages between Bomb and Ivan. I loved Ivan and could see myself including it in Literature Circles in the future. There are some really teachable themes in this quick read. But, if I have to pick a winner – and I never thought I would hear myself say this – I choose “Bomb”. I am not a science or history geek, but that a book about historical science could hold my interest means it totally deserves my vote.
Bomb is the mightiest for me, this year.
Posted by Arlene at 10:00 AM