|waiting for book 7
||[Jul. 16th, 2005|07:57 pm]
The Question Club
so, I started and finished book six today- dont worry, I wont say any spoilers...just, i sort of miss books 1-3 now. I appreciate the rest but, its almost too deep now, i feel like i'm over my head. and its not like I can't deal with anything heavy- or that I havent dealt with a lot myself- its just that kids books are an escape for me. I read a lot of pompous 'if i read this...then I'll be smart!" ooks in high school, but recently Ive been finding that books written for kids 10 and under. and I think of all the kids I saw dressed up at the party I went to last night- eating lightning olt shaped cookies and carrying wands....and I wonder what they are thinking/ I wonder if they are still smiling....I wonder if they understand. I know that this book was just a transition to book 7, and I know that I usually reread HP books the second after I complete them. but not this time. Im going to do my physics and then reread 1-3. I'm not saying I don't love Harry Potter, I love it to death, but i wonder if kids are reading this stuff too young. I wonder if they will be able to get the message of this book, because its somewhat scary- and somewhat unexpected.
for those of you who feel the same way, here are my suggestions:
-Rats of NIMH (and...for those of you who dont know....they arent magical rats! they are lab rats! NIMH is the national institute of mental health!)
-The Giver by Lois Lowry (also fun, because you look at it differently as a kid then you do as an adult)
-Stargirl, by Jerry spinelli
-The series of unfortuante events by limoney snicket (this and harry poter are the greatest childrens series ever written)
-Holes, by Louis Sacher
-Maniac Magee-All i need to know in life I learned in kindergarden by robert fulghum.....or anything else written by robert fulghum....
-The princess bride, by william goldmen,
-sideways stories from wayside shool -Louis Sacher
1. does anyone else feel the same way that I do?
2. have you read any of these books?
3. can you recomend any more?