Yesterday was a day that I gave myself to read...just to read...and to see Harry Potter!!
And read I did...I read Marcelo and the Real World in the morning and Graceling in the afternoon and evening...and into the wee hours of the morning...I LOVED THEM!!!
I just kept thinking...why wasn't I reading these during class. BOth are sweet and interesting and a bit inspiring - ok Graceling only inspires me to wish I had a Grace and want to learn to sword fight(but I digress).
So - it makes me wonder about my previous opinions about YA being only dark and depressing books.
Both of these books have heavy themes - Marcelo's investigating lies at his father's law firm and Katsa is trying to figure out what to do with her gifted killing skills while rescuing a little girl.
BUt, there is something in the way they are treated that isn't as heavy handed. Maybe it's because it's not realistic fiction - but Marcelo is. I don't know.
I just know I got to the end of them with hope and inspiration...maybe that's a little heavy handed and sappy...
Now I need to write a couple of responses and my final post...truly I'd rather just be reading! :)