I will never never never catch up with Megan. She just reads faster than I do... and more than I can. But she has gotten me to read a few books, including
Michael Vey, the Prisoner of Cell 25,
the Percy Jackson series,
and Found, by Magaret Petersen Haddix.
All of which I enjoyed, and nothing against Richard Paul Evans, nor Rick Riordan nor Margaret Haddix, but these are all... how do I say this? um... adventure series. But this latest book she has brought home from school is a classic. I'm talking right up there with A Long Way From Chicago... and maybe even dare I say,
To Kill a Mockingbird. This book is The Wednesday Wars
It made me laugh out loud and cry (a lot) and feel every emotion in between. It made me want to read Shakespeare and think maybe even I could understand it. It showed me a side of U.S. history that I had not seriously considered.
But I'd love to hear from some of you who have actually read Shakespeare. Or who were alive when Bobby Kennedy was shot. Is The Wednesday Wars as good as I think it is? Will kids read it? Will it affect them like it did me? Megan said she liked it, and she admits she laughed and she cried (a little). She recommended it, but, "well, it was not as good as Percy Jackson."