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Books I Read this Week:
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2013
Historical Fiction/Touch of Memoir
Recommended for grades 6+
There is nothing I can find wrong with this beautiful story. I truly came to care for the protagonist, an 11 year old boy dealing with not only growing up (which is hard enough) but also with a severe stutter, questions around his father, and a summer that will change him for good. A coming of age tale that reminds us of the power of the spoken word.
Dark Graphic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe: The Gold Bug, The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, and The Fall of the House of Usher
Adapted by Denise Despeyroux, Illustrated by Miquel Serratosa
Enslow Publishers, 2013
Recommended for grades 5+
What fun, especially for lovers of the dark and gloomier types of stories! These graphic adaptations will make Poe's tales accessible to younger readers, whereas older readers will still be just as captivated. The artwork is as "off" as the characters being depicted, and I noticed that though I wouldn't say I like the art style, I like it here because it works so well.
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Have a wonderful reading week!