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, June 15, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: Heartstopper and Diary of the Cat Named Carrot

We may have been given complimentary copies for review purposes of any books and/or other products mentioned below. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: Heartstopper and Diary of the Cat Named Carrot

Me - Today I  am recommending Heartstopper, a graphic novel series, by Alice Oseman. Heart Stopper follows two teenagers named Nick and Charlie, who are seated next to each other in class at school. Soon, they develop a relationship that quickly comes to mean more to them than either could have expected.  I absolutely adore every single character in this series. Nick and Charlie are such sweet, earnest, wonderfully developed characters. Their relationship is so beautiful. Their progression from strangers to friends to something more happens so naturally and is so incredible to watch. Not only are the two of them great but all of the side characters are amazing too. These books explore self-identity, sexuality, mental health, friendship, family, romance, and more in a way that feels achingly real and relatable without ever becoming too heavy. I recommend this series to everyone especially teenagers. Even if you don't typically enjoy graphic novels, I think anyone can find joy and comfort in this story. There are currently four volumes available, and the final one will be released most likely sometime next year. 

Mom - Today  I am recommending Diary of the Cat Named Carrot by Erin Merryn. This charming and delightful book is about an adorable orange tabby cat and the family that adopted her. After their cat, Bailey died, the Merryn family didn't think they'd ever get another cat, but then they found Carrot. It was an immediate and complete lovefest between the precious little kitten and Erin's three young daughters. Told from the point of view of the cat and full of gorgeous pictures of her along with her three beautiful human sisters, this book will fill your heart with love. You won't want to put it down.

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

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