Ah May, the peak of track season/AP test season/and end of the school year season has hit and backed up my reading and writing time. Thankfully both our middle school track season and AP test season wrapped up on Monday which really opens up my schedule. I did grab a new book from the CHS Library for my May 2021 Read of the Month. I am reading The Girl's I've Been by Tess Sharpe. My May 2021 Read of the Month...soon to be a Netflix series This novel follows Nora O'Malley, the daughter of a con-artist that targets men. The novel starts off with Nora and two of her friends in a bank.....that is then held up at gunpoint by two robbers. I have just started this week and I already like the way the novel is set up by Tess Sharpe. I will probably finish it this weekend and be back with a review shortly. Keep reading everyone (it's great outdoor reading season).
Time to review my April 2021 Read of the Month, I am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall. I will not be able to say enough good things about this book. I loved the characters and storyline. I love the set-up of the novel, told as a running journal entry by the main character Jess. I quickly finished the book in just three days of reading, which with my busy schedule is about as fast as I can currently read a book. Once I hit the second half of the book I did not want to put it down. Don't judge....but this book nearly brought tears to my eyes...... SPOILER ALERT, SKIP THE NEXT PARAGRAPH TO AVOID MY SPOILER ..... Jess had to shoot and kill her dog that was her main companion throughout the novel....ughhhh....I get it but ugggghhhh....just because of this I probably will not go see the movie if it ever comes out. Ok if you skipped that paragraph good, the book was amazing; A solid 5/5....it ranks up there with some of my other favorite young adult novels from recent years ( The Hung