Saturday, January 8, 2011

Two books

So I've been reading reading reading! Or at least trying to anyways. I love YA books because I can get through them really quickly.

This week I read Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin. I really enjoyed this book. It's written from the perspective a middle school boy who is autistic. The reason I really liked it is that I had never read anything written in that perspective before. It gave me a great understanding of what issues autistic kids might be dealing with and how their thought processes might work. Anyways I really liked it and I think it would be a good read for kids and adults who might have questions about how autistic kids process things.

I also read Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block. I'll be honest and say that I've read all of her books before, but it has been years since I've done so. Weetzie Bat was published in 1989 and deals with issues such as deal, gay relationships, AIDs, love, loneliness and more. It's the first in a series of books about the same characters and it's a favorite of mine. I LOVED these books as a teen and I love them more now. It's whimsical and realistic and sad and happy all at the same time. When I was younger I felt really connected to these books. I wanted love and happiness and to live a whimsical life. Now, a bit older, I still want that and I still feel that when I read these books.

I leave for Sedona tomorrow on my annual girls trip with my mom. I have over 20 books checked out on my library card and plan to get a TON of reading done. The good thing about YA books is that they are short :) But I do have some adult books on my list as well.

Things are looking good so far.

1 comment:

Dandy said...

I can't even remember the last book I read. Well besides reading to Ryder.

Reading is on my New Years resolution list and I usually turn to YA to start my momentum :)