Kristi's Reads #1, 2 & 3

I've recently finished the following books for this challenge:

The Giver by Lois Lowry - winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking and wonderfully written novel about a 12-year-old boy charged with keeping his community's memories. A+

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott - winner of the 1998 National Book Award. Interesting story about a family of Irish-American Catholics living and loving on Long Island, NY. The story jumps back in forth through time to tell the story of Billy, an alcoholic, who's life is built on a lie. This book was good, but I didn't think it wasn't great. B

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - the 2006 National Jewish Book Award Winner for Children and Young Adult Literature. Another great book with an unusual narrator. A+


    So glad to hear that Zusak has picked up an award. I read "The Book Thief" earlier this year and it's one of only 4 books to get my full 5-star rating.

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