Slogging. No, that’s not a typo. I love challenges and hate to see one get the best of me, but I’m afraid AlphaBooks Blogging has won. I got to the letter P and decided to reread Pride and Prejudice, which used to be one of my favorites. Oh my! One of us had changed, either Jane Austin or me. Then it was on to Wonder by R. J. Palacio. (Now I know my ABC’s. next time won’t you…?) This is a terrific story for older elementary and middle school kids, as well as their parents. It’s one of those laugh and cry books about a boy with a serious facial deformity who is joining a regular fifth grade class for the first time. How he survives, and how he changes the hearts and lives of those around him, is amazing. If you’re feeling sorry for yourself because you have bad teeth, for example, this book will put things in perspective.
After W, I did sing my ABC song again and ended up with S for Lisbeth Salander, the brilliant but tormented heroine of the Larsson trilogy. These books are unforgettable, with twisting plots and computer hacking that narrowly defy imagination. So that wraps up AlphaBooks Slogging. It was enjoyable at first and I won every prize in the book/s!