You're The Voice: Indi on arduous books written by dead people
Howdy everybody! Indi here, back for another post as The Voice!
Now, as school novel books go, some are pretty arduous (I learnt that word while reading this week and am now trying to use it as much as possible, [its driving my family nuts, which makes it totally worth it!!]) but this one is actually really good!! I am enjoying it, which surprises me no end, because let’s face it, most times when your teachers tell you you have to read a book for school, it’s usually going to be pretty boring and, more often than not, written by a dead person. I can happily report Sonya Hartnett is very much alive and not even old!
The Silver Donkey is about… actually, I am not going to tell you what it’s about, except to say if you enjoy books about war time and animals and people and their hardships and friendships and you want to read something truly inspiring, then The Silver Donkey is for you!! Read it!
Because I am never happy doing only one thing at a time and I get distracted easily (oh look! Shiny thing!) I am usually always reading two or more books at once. So the other book I am reading (just for fun) is The Enemy by an old guy from England named Charlie Higson. It’s AWESOME!! It’s all about zombies and some kids who have survived the zombie apocalypse and are living in an old shopping center but try to make a run for it to Buckingham Palace. It’s got everything - blood, guts, gore, decomposing and zombified grown-ups and plenty of edge of your seat suspense (and how cool would it be to live in Buckingham Palace?!!)
Though I do have to warn you, this book is seriously creepy and mega gross. BUT, for those of you who loved Michael Grant’s Gone series (Ambivalence, I am looking at you), this is the series for you!
Which reminds me! The Hunger Games! Loved the first book, but I have to confess to not being so crazy about books 2 and 3. Who’s with me?? Not saying they were badly written or anything, but I do wonder if maybe Suzanne Collins might have stopped at just one book. What do you guys think?
That brings me to my next thought, books that become movies. What’s the verdict from all of you? I think it’s not often they get it right with the book to screen translation, but I would love to hear what you guys think.
Here is a question for you all and please leave a comment to answer, if you were stuck on a desert island with only one book to read for the rest of your life, what book would you choose?? Me? I would probably still choose Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. But I will consider it a personal challenge to read every book you guys mention in the comments. This really is the very best way to get book recommendations!
Thanks for reading amigos and I hope you are all having an epic sparkle success of a day!!!
Love Indi :)
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