Thoughts on the books I'm reading. Mostly young adult, but some adult and younger grade readers as well.
Book reviews of YA lit and more
As a middle school librarian and hopeful reader of Missouri's high school award books (Gateway nominees), I am reading and reviewing as many young adult and middle grade novels as I can while working on my own writing for this age group.
Monday, August 22, 2011
forever- maggie stiefvater
Finally I was able to get the last book in this trilogy from my local library. I have to say it is as beautifully written as Shiver and Linger. I enjoyed how the author ended the series. It was a relatively happy, or maybe satisfying is a better word, ending with Grace and Sam. Cole and Isabel both become more likable characters to me in this final book. I also appreciated knowing this would definitely be the final book instead of it morphing from a trilogy to a series, which seems popular now. There are quite a few sexual inuendos between Sam and Grace that makes me hesitant to add it to a middle school collection, but high school would be fine. I think 8th graders could handle it, but not 6th. Maggie Stiefvater also did a nice job of putting some information about Minnesota and wolves in the author's note at the end.