Sunday, August 28, 2005

BAUER, CROWE, FAMA, ROWLING

Bauer, Joan. RULES OF THE ROAD. Bauer is an awesome author. This is a highly enjoyable tale. Jenna has just earned her driver's license, and she's offered a job over the summer driving her boss across country. It ends up being a summer she'll never forget.Alvarez, Julia. Before we were free Sometimes we forget how good we have it here. Read this to see what it would be like to live under a dictatorship. It isn't pretty. Would you be a part of the rebels who want to fight?

Crowe, Chris. MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955. A fictionalized account of what happened to Emmett Till, a Chicago boy who went to visit his relatives in Mississippi in 1955. He is beaten to death for supposedly whistling at a white girl.

Crowe, Chris. GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER. The non-fiction account of the above book, with actual court photos, family pictures, and a detailed account of events. Moving and disturbing.

Fama, Elizabeth. OVERBOARD. An amazing tale of survival. Could you survive in the middle of the ocean for several days? (me-I don't know how long I could doggie-paddle)

Rowling, J.K. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE. This might be the best one yet! Hated the ending, but perhaps it didn't really happen? Although, it made sense…We'll see.