Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can't bring Addie all to home, where she wants to be with her half sisters. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she'll find normal . . . 4.48 stars
Fiction: Fall of Giants By Ken Follett If you haven’t read “Pillars of the Earth” you may want to start there as an introduction to Follett’s expansive, fascinating worlds. In “Fall of Giants,” the first book in the author’s Century Trilogy, we follow the intertwining lives of several families across Europe, Russia and the U.S. at the brink of World War I. Love, war, death and hardship, this first book sets the stage for a sprawling epic that only Follett can contain.
In 1941, bombs drop from the night skies of London, demolishing the apartment Nick Freestone lives in w/ his mother. Deciding the situation in England is too unstable, Nick's mother sends him to live w/ his father in Burma, hoping he will be safer living on the family's teak plantation. But as soon as Nick arrives, trouble erupts in the remote Burmese elephant village. Japanese soldiers invade, & Nick's father is taken prisoner. Nick is left stranded on the plantation...
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This book helped me to understand that I had done my job as a teacher. While reading this during SSR with my 8th graders, I began to laugh and couldn't stop. My eighth graders made me step outside because I was disturbing their reading.
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