I had no idea such a week existed until I stumbled across it a few years ago. What an excellent way to promote books and get kids talking. 104 more words
Banned Book Week just ended on the 27th of September, and I celebrated by reading Louis Sachar’s The Boy Who Lost His Face. I hadn’t read this book while I was a child, but thinking back to when I was in middle school, Louis Sachar did a phenomenal job depicting the social norms and problems faced by young teenagers. 611 more words
In November of 1959 a family who lived in Holcomb Kansas was brutally attacked, killed and left. The murders of the Clutter family were senseless. The family was well-respected humble farmers and had no enemies as far as anyone knew. 511 more words
Being a teenager is not easy now… and it wasn’t then.
Told in the first person perspective of an unnamed teenage girl, who is just trying to fit in. 607 more words