It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Books:
Batgirl, Vol. 3: Mindfields was the end of this incarnation of Batgirl, as she decides to leave Burnside for other adventures. Although I enjoy this Batgirl’s character, I did feel that this final volume was rushed to wrap things up.
Everything great you have heard about A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen is true! I so admired and loved Gerta’s fierce independence and resourcefulness and her dedication to finding freedom and reuniting her family. And how nervous I was that the tunnel would collapse before they could all escape to the West (even though I am fully aware of how MG books “go”)–so that’s a testament to excellent storytelling and pacing. Plus, the divisiveness of the Berlin Wall is not a topic with which many middle graders are familiar, making this a very enlightening book for them. Highly recommended for elementary and junior high libraries.