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Taking a Break

I have read three books since Monday. Now, don't get to impressed yet.

When I go to my different teaching conferences, I always learn about these great books, but most of them are for young adult or middle school readers, so I never get the chance to use them, or have a real reason to read them. Well, I decided that there is no reason for my not to enjoy them, I checked out three young adult books from the library on Monday, and they were all great. They all have the highest recommendations.

Rules - A fantastic story of a girl and her autistic brother. A wonderful look at what it is like to live with a sibling who has disabilities.

The Willoughbys - A fun and fanciful book that attempts to be a bit old fashion. A great way to introduce kids to some awesome vocabulary like "ignominiously" and "obsequious."

The Wednesday Wars - Written by an English professor from Calvin College, this book is hilarious. It weaves Shakespeare, life in the late 1960's and a boy trying to survive the seventh grade all together in a fun read. I laughed out loud a lot while reading this book.


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