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Friday, May 8, 2009

Those Good Ol' Reads : 1 Welcome!

So, I've decided to start this little thingy to do every Friday (hopefully).

These are books I have loved since I was younger (So yeah from kiddie books-YA books), I won't have any actual reviews up for these, probobly just some comments.

These are just to help remember those amazing books from my childhood that I hearted to pieces.

There will be labled Kiddie, Middle School, etc.

Hope you enjoy!!

The Giving Tree By: Shel Silverstein
(From Amazon): ""Once there was a tree ... and she loved a little boy." So begins a story Of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk ... and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return." (Kiddie~)

(Aw, I loved this story, it was adorable and I just loved the pictures!)

Pop Princess By: Rachel Cohn

(From Amazon): "Wonder Blake is a fifteen year old frustrated chanteuse, stuck dreaming her pop star dreams in a small sleepy Cape Cod town while mopping the floor of the local Dairy Queen. Enter Gerald Tiggs, or "Tig", as he is known in the biz, the former manager of Wonder’s older sister Lucky, who died tragically in a car accident two years earlier. Tig overhears Wonder wailing away on her Walkman at the DQ, and offers her a record deal on the spot. And the rest, as they say, is pure pop fantasy. Wonder vaults to insta-fame on the strength of her single, the appropriately titled "Bubble Gum Pop." In typical Britney/Christina fashion, she is tempted by drugs and alcohol, dissed by a famous diva, and caught between the boy next door and a mysterious stranger she meets on tour. All the while, Wonder longs for a return to the quiet life she used to have and the wise counsel of her beloved deceased sister. " (YA)

(I remember this was the very first YA book that I read that had the F word, and having never heard the F word b4...yeah...)

East By: Edith Pattou
(From Amazon): "In the rural villages of Norway, there is an ancient belief that children inherit the qualities of the direction in which they are born. Nymah Rose, the last daughter of eight siblings born to a poor mapmaker and his superstitious wife, was a North-born baby. It is said that North-born babies are wild, unpredictable, intelligent, and destined to break their mothers' hearts because they all leave hearth and home to travel to the far ends of the earth. To keep her close, Rose’s mother lied and told her she had been born of the obedient and pliable East. But destiny cannot be denied. One day, a great white bear comes to the mapmaker’s door to claim Rose’s birthright. Everything that comes after, as richly imagined by author Edith Pattou, is the basis for one of the most epic romantic fantasies ever told. East is a deftly woven tapestry that melds traditional fairy tale motifs of both Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, with the haunting icy lore of medieval northern lands. Told in a changing chorus of voices, including that of Rose, her hopeful brother Neddy, her regretful father, the charmed white bear, and the Troll Queen whose selfish wish is the catalyst that seals Rose’s fate, East will enchant any and all who venture within its pages." (Middle School + )

(Oh I loved this book it was so amazingly written...highly reccomeded!)

So, tat's all I have for this week. Oh yeah APUSH TEST IS FINALLY OVER!!!

So, what are your GOOD OL' READS make ur own post and send me the link, I be waiting!! :D

Wdebo :)


  1. I loved Shel Silverstein! Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic. I do something similar on my own blog called Freaky Friday where I highlight all those old school YA horror books. Gotta love the classics!

  2. I know right...Goosebumps lover for ever!!

    Wdebo :)


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