When I read a particularly good book, I tend to pace, shout at characters or shout as a character, and when I reach an embarrassing part my cheeks turn pink and I have to put the book down. If I am reading and someone disturbs me, I become annoyed. Because( yes I know sentences shouldn’t start with because, and or but) while I am reading a book I am not here and most likely I am not me. Most likely I am in book world and inside the story or I have become the main character.
This post is actually a recommendation for a book I just read, but I wanted to add the above.
Title: Drawing the Ocean
Author: Carolyn MacCullough
Genera: Realistic Fiction
Who should Read it? Girls, Age: Amazon says 7th grade and up or 12 to 17 years old, I think the book is great for everyone above 12. Ten is the lowest I would go if the reader is mature.
About: ” What I know. When the door opened and the wedge of light widened, you vanished. We were twelve. Part of me will be twelve forever. All of you will be”- from the book. Sadie’s twin brother died when they were twelve, yet she continues to see him. Moving to a new town and new high school can be hard, especially if you are the girl who talks to her dead brother. She paints her feelings about everything and holds the truth close to herself. Sadie hides her true self in order to fit in and be normal. But who does that make her? and is it who she wants to be?
Another summary( from amazon.com paraphrased from the book):
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