- The lack of quotation marks doesn't annoy me in this book
- like it better than No Country for Old Men
Should have read in school: Speak (1996) by Laurie Halse Anderson
- There weren't any books that I ignored or whatever in school, so I decided to read a book that is regularly taught in school, just not to me
- was originally going to read Anne Franks diary, but there were complications. I will read it someday.
- Wish that I would have read this ten years ago. I didn't go through what Melinda went through, but I was exactly like that.
- The ending was kind of abrupt
Not a part of the challenge: Stargirl (2002) by Jerry Spinelli
Not a part of the challenge: Re-read of The Outsiders (1968) by SE Hinton
- First read it in grade 8
- My copy has what looks to be a reject boy band on the cover
- She really hated Hank Williams
- The description of Dally reminds me of Keifer Sutherland
I was thinking about how much scenes in books where characters go into freezing cold water really bothers me. I thought it started with The Outsiders, but Ponyboy isn't in that fountain for very long. So maybe it started with Harry Potter (the fourth and seventh book). I'm not particularly afraid of drowning, so maybe it's just the descriptions of frigid ass water making characters go numb, or feeling prickling sensations. Maybe it partly is drowning descriptions, characters feeling as if their lungs are about to burst. I am often annoyed when people are not dressed properly for the winter. But if they fall through some ice, all of those layers will suck up water and impede them from getting out. Also, not being able to find an opening in the ice.
Other books with scenes like this:
- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (actually, maybe it started with this)
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper
- The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman
- maybe Deception Point by Dan Brown