Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Worth Paying That Fine

I'm only here for a minute--gotta' make a run to the library with an overdue book. I can't renew it over the phone--it's on hold. Somebody else is waiting to read it.

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?


  1. Hmmm, the last one that did that to me was Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Before that, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

    Savvy sounds like a great read!

  2. Thanks for the titles, Lydia--they sound like must-reads for me now, too. I'll check them out :-)

  3. I need to think about this. My brain is a bit fuzzy after a long day:)
    Happy weekend,