Monday, October 31, 2011

Our Favorite Reads For October

Gerard's Favorite for this month is The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

This non-fiction book is about a horse named Snowman, a plow horse, who with his owner, Harry, went on to become a world champion show jumper! The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts has it all. The story is so good and the writing made me feel as though I was right there cheering on Snowman! I hated to see this book end; I loved it so much! I hope a movie comes out on this book. If you don't read The Eighty-Dollar Champion, you are missing out on a great story! For sure, it is in my top ten or even five for my books of the year.

Karen's favorite for this month is A Difficult Boy by M. P. Barker (Teen Historical Fiction)

I loved reading "A Difficult Boy" by M. P. Barker even though it is a teen historical fiction book set in Massachusetts in 1839. It is the story of two indentured servants, Ethan (9 yrs. old) and an orphan named Daniel aka Paddy, a few years older (who become friends and worked together to get their freedom. This book kept my interest all the way through and I felt sorry for the boys and anger towards their abusive master, Mr. Lyman, the town's well respected storekeeper. What a creep he was! My favorite part of the book though was when Daniel taught Ethan how to ride Ivy, Mr. Lyman's horse. I also liked the ending!

I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or stories about friendship. I think this would make a very good movie!

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Daisy said...

Those both sound good. My Mommeh is finally reading The Hunger Games and she is hooked! She also just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain which she said was awesome because it was told from the perspective of a doggie!

Karen and Gerard said...

We liked both those books too! THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy is very gripping! We loved it.

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