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Our last day of school was Friday, so it is time for summer reading and the summer Book-a-Day Challenge. Read here for more information about Donalyn Miller's summer reading challenge.
A Hundred Horses by Sarah Lean
This is a book by the same author who wrote A Dog Called Homeless, which I loved! Both books had moments of breathlessness. A moment when I literally stopped breathing and goosebumps tickled my arms. This is a book about family, friendship, and belonging. It is a book that makes you question why things happen and why people are placed in your path. I am a "heart fiction" reader and this book belongs right there.
Nell spends the beginning of a school vacation on a farm with family members she doesn't know. She meets a young girl named Angel and with the help of a hundred horses and each other, they learn lessons about belonging.
The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
I have read so many tweets and reviews about this book, but truly did not understand until I read the book. This book left me with more questions than answers. I was thrilled to learn that the answers will come because it is the first book in a trilogy. This book is definitely on the higher end of middle grade and will certainly push you as an adult reader.
Fiona tells her friend Alistair about the Riverman, a creature who is out to steal the souls of children. Her soul could be next. Does Alistair believe her and try to help her, or does he choose to believe something else?
Tornado Alley by Marlane Kennedy