"When it's done well, it can feel as real as sunshine on your face. It can taste like mint on your tongue. It can sound like thunder or the scream of someone you love dearly. It wouldn't be a good story if we, the writers, didn't totally believe in it, would it, now?"
-- Finding Serendipity, Angelica Banks --
Sometimes, you just need to read a good "kid" story.
This seventh book in the #yearof50books, Finding Serendipity, by Angelica Banks, is an excellent kid story! I won't try to explain it much because it's more fun and makes more sense when you just read it, but the story follows the adventures of Tuesday McGillycuddy as she and her faithful dog, Baxterr, go on a quest to find her missing mother, Serendipity Smith.
I picked this book up during the school book fair this spring, and I wanted to read it so I would be able to recommend to some of my intermediate age students (3rd-5th graders) who might enjoy it. It really pushes the importance of imagination and would definitely help kids understand the magic that can happen when you write a story!
As with most books I find interesting, I loved the quirkiness of the characters. Plus, Tuesday's biggest battle with the villain is a battle of rhyming couplets..what beats that?! How wonderful. :)
Book #8 is selected and in progress. It's a bigger non-fiction read than I've previously taken on, so we'll see how it goes!
Thank you for checking in on this journey with me and staying interested, even though it's been half a year and I'm not even one-fifth through my goal yet. Oy. Life lessons!