My reading challenges this week have come from my students. Their first assignment was “Walk Two Moons.”
I found it to be a little bit too “rambly” for my taste in reading. As a young reader, I can see where the style would be fun to read. It is written in the voice of a pre-teen girl, and the language fits that age group perfectly.
I’ll have to admit, I did cry at the end, of course. One student in particular was highly motivated for me to read this. It was a great idea to have them give me the assignment.
Now, for the rest of this week, I’ve been working on their next selection, “Savvy, by Ingrid Law.”
This was an accidental assignment. One of my students asked if they could assign me another book. “Sure!” And this was it. I’m actually enjoying this one quite a bit. It has a good balance of interesting characters and just enough fantasy to make it interesting. It is also set in Nebraska, which is one more plus.