Thursday, July 10, 2008
I have a daughter who loves to read and I am very happy about this. I also have a son who is a budding reader. So whenever we are at thrift stores or garage sales I keep my eye out for books. Every once in awhile though I find one that I'm not happy with. The hard part though is that I don't have the time to read all of the books before my kids do. This is where I try to glean information from friends about what books their kids are reading. I've gotten a bunch of great suggestions! Anyway, this past week I picked up a copy of Bridge to Teribithia. I remember reading this when I was a fifth grader and my husband and I watched the movie when it came out. It seemed like a good pick, but I was still a bit unsure. I decided to read it first just to be confident in my decision. After about 30 pages and two curse words later I've decided they won't be reading it. Maybe I'll re-evaluate it again later, probably not though. How about you? Have you found any absolute MUST reads? Or have you compiled a list of ones to avoid??