Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Worth Paying That Fine
And for sure, I want them to!
But first I had to finish it. And risk a fine in the process. The book is just that good. Lively. Imaginative. Humorous and magical on the surface, but with deeper truths of just how it feels to turn thirteen--and each person's specialness no matter our walk in life--at its foundation. I would have loved to have read this story when I was turning that age.
The book? Ingrid Law's Savvy--middle-grade fantasy, tall-tale, and 2009 Newbery Honor Book. Maybe you're familiar with Savvy but the title only recently crossed my radar screen. For which I'm glad.
So I'm off to the library before I have to pay any additional fines--and so the next reader can get her hands on it. But before I go, let me ask--what book has captured your fancy so much that you'd risk paying a fine in order to finish it?