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Kim Reads Books About Things

I like most books, particularly children's and YA. The fact that I am 21 does not and will never hinder this, and it shouldn't. A good book is a good book is a good book. Anyway. I'll read anything I can get my hands on if the mood suits me.

Word After Word After Word

Word After Word After Word - Patricia MacLachlan This book brought me back to my days of second grade, when my class read "Sarah, Plain and Tall." If this book was around back then, my class would've flocked right to it (or, at least, our teacher might have). This is a short book, but its brevity does not mean it isn't worthwhile. The five kids are all distinctive characters in one way or another, as is the visiting author. There is a lot of sadness in this book, which is perhaps why it reminded me of the aforementioned book, but everything turns out well and the sadness is never overbearing. A sad, sweet, small, memorable book that conveys the power of writing and words without being overbearing. (I do think it is odd, though, that the author of this book quoted two of her own books in one part.)