I finished reading Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List on Sunday morning. I always hope to have rave reviews for a book in hopes that the review will spark some student interest. I enjoyed reading Naomi and Ely, but it simply wasn’t as great as Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. The characters are edgy, witty and developed well, but something is missing. I still think students should pick it up and let me know what they think though 🙂
I’ve transitioned to Neil Gaimon’s The Graveyard Book. He is an excellent author of fantasy. This book has illustrations inside like Coraline does. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie The Jungle Book and I’ve never read it, but the book’s inspired by Kipling’s story. Nobody Owens is the protagonist and he’s been adopted by ghosts in a graveyard after his parents were killed. I bought it because I love Gaimon, and I need to expand my reading horizons. This is definitely different from what I usually read, but it’s different in a good way. I’ll update once I’ve finished.