>Here in Podunk, our school district dispatches a Bookmobile every week during the months of July and August. There are a lot of school aged kids in our neighborhood, and we’re fortunate that the Bookmobile stops right up the road every Wednesday for an hour.
Hatchet was a book Daisy picked up a few weeks ago when the Bookmobile was here. Gary Paulsen gives us is a fascinating story about a boy who is torn up over the divorce of his parents. On his way for his summer visit with his father, the small plane in which Brian is traveling crashes in the Canadian forest.
The book chronicles his battle for survival in the middle of the wilderness. As you read, you see how he learns and grows tremendously as he find ways to shelter, feed and take care of himself. Everything requires a lot of work, patience and practice, with a courageous boy emerging in the process.
I had never heard of this book when she picked it out, but another mom at the bookmobile had, and she gave it two thumbs up. I’ll add mine and Daisy’s, that makes six.
Read. This. Book.
Now, I’m not all seriousness in my reading, I like a little pop culture now and then. That’s why I was excited to read Maureen McCormick’s book Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice.
Who doesn’t remember Marcia? This book was a very interesting and fun read. McCormick really has a great voice, and compelling story. Her family life was complicated, and she battled with addiction and other mental health issues. Great tidbits are included about life on the set of the Brady Bunch, but there was so much more, including really honest reflection about her personal life. It was pretty heavy at times, but in a page-turning, good way.
If McCormick were a blogger, I know I’d follow her. When I finished reading her book, I really felt like we could be friends. And that has nothing to do with the fact that I watched the Brady Bunch in reruns two or three times a day on Channel 56 when I was a kid. Swear.