I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday - Books: The Running Dream and Sold on a Monday

We may have been given some of the below mentioned books for freee for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Me - Today I am recommending The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. This book is about a girl named Jessica,who was a runner and was on her school track team, but then she lost a leg in an accident. She becomes friends with a girl named Rosa who has Cerebal Palsy. Rosa had actually been in her math class all along, but Jessica never really noticed her before. Their friendship was very inspirational. This was a very uplifting and interesting book.  The characters were very likeable. I really enjoyed it. I actually had a lot more fun reading it than I anticipated.

Me - Today I am recommending Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris. Reporter, Ellis Reed happens upon a couple of kids sitting behind a sign that proclaims "2 Children for Sale." His co-worker, Lily persuades him to write an article based on the photo which their boss thinks is a great idea. When the photo is inadvertantly destroyed and Ellis has to stage another, the life of an innocent family is torn apart, and it is up to Ellis and Lily to set everything right again before its too late. This heartwrenching story grips you from the very beginning and doesn't let go. The story is fast paced and fascinating. The characters are all really welll drawn and multifacted. If you are a parent, you will be especially affected by the touching saga of the Dillard family, but even if you are not a parent you will still be moved by this touching book.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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