The first book was Scorpions, by Walter Dean Myers. I did a reading response Padlet with my thoughts and links. Check it out in the archives.
I have to say that the book was okay, but not my favorite. I felt like the character of Jamal was a bit wishy-washy and one-dimensional. I thought the adults in his life were kind of lame and didn’t have very high expectations of him. Finally, it seemed like Jamal acted the way that the people he was with expected him to act.
I know that all these things are things that we all do in real life. However, I was really feeling like the story was stuck in one place and never really moved forward. I think that lots of people will love this book, but it just wasn’t for me.
Now, the second book I read was a completely different story for me! Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, by Katie Alender follows Colette and her classmates as they travel to Paris. Then, some strange things start happening. There is a string murders by beheading. Colette sees a ghost and gets the eerie feeling she is in danger.
This is a great read. Fast paced, full of action, and plot twists kept me engaged through the book.
That’s what I read this week. What was in your read pile? Let’s talk below…