Monday, July 16, 2012

Why am I up this early?

I woke up at 6 AM this morning!  While there are many people either waking up around that time or already awake, I do not wake up this early during the summer.  I tried to fall back to sleep, but it just wasn't working.  Before I pick out a new book to read from my summer pile, I though that I should let you know about the books that I read this weekend. 

Secrets, Lies, and Algebra - This book looks like one of those books that is easy to read, doesn't involve too much thinking, and is fairly decent.  It is.  I would recommend this book to most 7th grade girls.  Tess seems to be a typical 7th grade girl that has to make decisions involving friendships and what is right.  I enjoyed the connections to math throughout this book.  It was a great view for some algebra that most people don't use after high school. 

Hugging the Rock- Another prose book that is packed with metaphors!  Absolutely fantastic book and very easy to read!  Rachel's mother who suffers from bipolar disorder essentially runs away from home.  You get to follow Rachel's journey as she builds a relationship with her father, deals with her mother's absence, and learns so much about herself.