Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Where are they now?

After reading this hysterical article, I started to think about what other books I adored between the ages of 9 and 13.  There seems to be a theme of strong female characters.  I should go back and do a few re-reads one of these days.

West Against the Wind -- historical fiction about a family on the Oregon trail.  The main character gets her period on the journey - traumatic.

Walk Two Moons - still brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.  Love the main character Sal and her grandparents.

Nancy Drew - read 'em all, the original series and the trashy new series.  Was Nancy Drew for Halloween in 4th grade.

Find a Stranger Say Good Bye - Lois Lowry long before she wrote "The Giver."  As Natalie searches for her birth mother, it's teen self-discovery at its best.

The Face on the Milk Carton - there are no words.  Imagine seeing your own face on a milk carton!?!?!?!?  (And having a boyfriend named Reeve who you kiss when raking leaves.)

All that said, I really did love when a Baby-Sitters' Club Super Special would come out.  I may or may not have wanted to live in NYC because of Super Special #6.

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