Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's On My Nightstand

Well, my resolution is still going strong. I haven't blogged about it in awhile, but I have been reading. (Don't worry friends, my magazine obsession has not waned.) In the past two months, I have been able to read 3 and a half books. Not too shabby... granted two and half of them were teen reads... don't judge me.

My first book was Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. I love reading about the Holocaust. It truly amazes, disgusts, and intrigues me. I guess I just love learning more and more about it. One of my favorite books is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. This one is a must read, and again it is for teens so it is an easy read, but it leaves a tremendous impact. Back to Sarah's Key ... I liked it. I definitely didn't love it, but it gives a lot of insight into the role the French and the French Police played in these horrific events. It tells two stories, and the story of the little girl is heart-wrenching.

As I was reading Sarah's Key, I started rushing to finish it so I could jump on The Hunger Games bandwagon. I hate being out of the loop so I needed to read these books ASAP. Well, I finished the first two books quickly, and I loved them. I am appalled at the fact that they are for teens, and I would NEVER let my teen read these books. Not just because of the killing and cannibilism, but with all of the "Big Brother" and political implications, it is not appropriate for young readers. Although, I doubt that they would even pick up on some of it. With that being said, I loved these books. The hype is definitely worth it.

I am still finishing Mockingjay. *Sigh* I slowed down a bit because I am starting to feel a little bummed that they are almost over. What will I read next? Any suggestions?

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  1. I am enjoying that series too, but definitely think the teen years are the ultimate time for them to read about politics and revolution. It's when we all read Brave New World and 1984 in freshman year, so this is just a modern take on the same subjects. It gets their minds going on what they can form as on opinion in politics. I just started the Game of Thrones series and have some memoirs on the list next too. Let me know if you find any other good titles!

  2. Not in third and 4th grade!!!!!