Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Two Books of October.

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October! So long ago and just two short book updates for you.

Why Not Me? is Mindy Kaling's second book. I'm a fan of Mindy, and I've liked her since she played Kelly on The Office. I just looked back at my review of her first book, and now I'm confident in saying that I liked her first book better. This is absolutely still a worthwhile read as Mindy provides lots of insight into the world of television (it sounds exhausting) and is still hilarious.

Monster by Walter Dean Myers is the story of a teenage boy (falsely??) accused of playing a role in a robbery gone wrong. Our 7th grade students read it, and it's always been lurking around but I had never picked it up. I can see why the students devour it, and Myers has a gift with the craft. He uses film sequences and diary entries to tell the story in a totally unique way. He passed away in 2014, and I am definitely behind catching up on his work. He also wrote Darius & Twig that I read earlier this year. 

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