Sunday, June 17, 2007

Realistic Fiction Choices

For my summer class I am taking, I recently read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is tailored for girls in upper middle school and high school. It is a first person narrative, and I think you will really like Melinda's voice as she lets you in to her world with its problems and its slow healing process. Although we may have never been in a situation like hers, I think we can all relate to the feeling of being on the outside looking in at some point! This book, while somewhat painful to read, is very well done and provides an optimistic ending. I think you would enjoy it!

What are some other realistic fiction books you have read recently? Would you recommend them? Why or why not?

Mrs. P


Anonymous said...

Is this book good to read?? I've been seeing alot of people reading it!

pink_pearl said...

this book is one of my faves!! the author shows how a young girl cries out for help and how she grows. it's an amazing and well thought book.

pink_pearl said...

Dear Mrs.P,
oh yea, i have one. perfect a very girl relate to girl story. Isabelle is anything but perfect. her mother can't let go of her father and secretly neither can she. Everything is "fine." but it's not fine. this books very entertaining and can relate to those who have lost someone.