This is the first Book review on the blog. Seren, my teenage daughter, and I have decided to start sharing books that we read. Seren wants to become an Author/Bookstore owner in her future. So, to help her with her writing and creativity I suggested she write and share her thoughts with all of you. I too will share my thoughts on books that I barely ever have time to read. I warn you they will mostly be school related. 😉 Please enjoy!
Book Review #1
There are times when you just are so bored and want to get well, when you are extremely sick. This same thing happens to Evvy in the book called “The Breathing Room” by Marsha Hayles.
I got this book about 4-5 years ago from my librarian when we lived in Greenwood.
It is about a girl named Evvy who gets TB or Turberculosis when she turns thirteen. She goes to a TB Sanatorium called Loon Lake. Evvy finds it very hard to get used to her surroundings what with the rules that are quite harsh.She becomes friends with the other girls at he sanatorium very quickly though. There’s Sarah, quiet but smart and thoughtful. Pearl, who adores Hollywood glamour and Dena , whose harshness conceals a deep strength.
The book was set in 1940 at the time of the political unrest in the USA and Europe. It tells of the kids who fought so hard against TB. This book is very nice and tear jerking at times. Funny in others and deep in others too.
At first my mind thought, “Nah, this book is BORING!”, but turned out to be very good 🙂 The book is told from Evvy’s point of view, by Evvy. You’ll love it! Once again, the book is called “The Breathing Room” by Marsha Hayles!
I have one more book I want to share today.
“No One Must Know” by Eva Wiseman is about a girl named Alex, set in the 1960’s. Alex and her immigrant family live in North America. Her dad is a respected doctor and she has friends and goes to church, school and girl guides.
Sure, her mom is a little nervous, not even being able to go out of the house alone. :and they never talk” of the life they left in Hungary, but every family has it’s quirks, right?! 🙂
But Alex’s idyllic world is turned upside down when she discovers that her parents have kept a secret from her. A secret that will change her forever.
This book is a very good read and I recommend it highly.