Because no one’s reading list is nearly long enough (ha!) why not add:
- Greenglass House by Kate Milford – Absolutely charming. A safe haven for all kinds of mysterious guests, the Greenglass House is full of old secrets and intriguing characters. Twelve-year-old Milo is intent on discovering the secrets of his family’s home, and with the help of some unlikely friends he will uncover mysteries he could only have imagined.
- Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel – Ridiculously fun and completely unpredictable, Barry and Zweibel send readers on a ride like no other with polar opposites Philip and Jeffery. Each page brings more comedic mayhem than the last.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – With its wit, heart, and clever sketches, this book was eyeopening for me. It is based on some of Alexie’s own experiences and follows Junior, a contemporary teen growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to shape his own fate, he leaves the reservation’s school and enrolls in a rural, all-white high school. Provoking and well written, I highly recommend this book.