It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 7-14-14
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Whew! It's been a while since I've shared a review, and I don't have too much to share today because....I've been enjoying and snuggling and feeding and changing my sweet new baby boy!
Books I Read this...Month?
Time Out of Time: Beyond the Door by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
Recommended for grades 6+
This new fantasy series begins with a hefty book 1. Young Timothy finds himself observing strange figures enter his home one night, and quickly finds himself wrapped up in world he never knew existed. Mythology reigns high in this story. Oddly, the book felt segmented to me, as though the beginning and ending were two separate stories-due to the vastly different settings and some character changes.
I enjoyed the book, and think that there are many readers as young as fourth grade (strong readers) that would love to sink their teeth into this lengthy volume. I can't stand behind it being free and clear appropriate for younger readers though because of a high school party scene that just doesn't seem right for fourth and fifth graders to read about.
There is a code along the bottom of many of the pages in this book. I decoded the first page, but quickly realized that I was not going to have the time to decode the rest! I think kids would love decoding the message though!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful reading week! Hope to be back next week...