When I am sick, lazy, nostalgic for my childhood or cooped up in the house on a rainy day/bored I grab a book, curl up on my couch escape from the world. When one of these moods seizes me, I want one of my favoirte Young Adult Ficiton books, a book that takes no effort to read, a book I practially have memorized a book that is a friend. (Do you feel books are friends?)
Here are 4 of my friend books that I re-read often. All of them are easy young adult fiction and you don't have to have a dictionary nearby to look up words. All of them have a love story. All of them have been around for a while. During my spring break right now I'm reading Mara. Here is my list:
1. Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw is a historical fiction children's book. It follows Mara, a young Egyptian girl who takes up a dangerous job as a double spy between two different masters. (from Wikipedia)
2. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast tly by Robin McKinley. This is my favorite retelling of the French Fairy tale.
3. The Blue Sword also by Robin McKinley is a fantasy novel. The Blue Sword has received numerous awards including; Newbery Honor Award, ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the ALA Notable Children's Book.
4. The Blue Castle is a 1926 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables (1908).
I have so many good memories of these books. I have them all and I've read them all at least 5 times. I would suggest them to any of you, but now I want to know...What do you read? What books do you have on your shelf that are tattered and loved? Let me know I want to expand my list.