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Post  Tue, Jun 04 2019, 9:26 am
allthingsblue wrote:
I've read the first (and loved it) and reserved the second to read.
Can someone enlighten me: I have a distaste for books with hopeless plots and bitter characters. Is To Kill a Mockingbird that sort of book, or is it a happier sort of book?


Mockingbird is poignant.
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Post  Tue, Jun 04 2019, 9:42 am
Not every book by Margaret Peterson Haddix is 100% clean, but IMO, they are all good reads. (The parts that are not good can be censored out if you want your kids to read it.)
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Post  Tue, Jun 04 2019, 12:22 pm
True that some of Haddix's books dabble in violence or romance. Some of the Among the Hidden books get that way.
About Mockingbird: my personal vote is that yes it is poignant but it made me feel very uncomfortable to read as a teenager. I might like it better now. You can probably read a plot summary on wikipedia or something to get a sense of it.
And I don't recommend The Help if you're looking for a clean read...same idea.

allthingsblue--Yes, I'm a children's librarian!
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Post  Tue, Jun 04 2019, 6:59 pm
All the light we cannot see
The invisible bridge
All the Dan Silva books
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allthingsblue




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jun 10 2019, 11:15 pm
Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed some authors mentioned here, incl Mauve Binchy and Jennifer Chiv-I forgot her last name. Can't wait to check out some others.
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Post  Tue, Jun 11 2019, 8:42 pm
Historical fiction is my new favorite genre.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan, just finished this over Shavuos and it was Amazing!!!

To Kill a Mockingbird
Every Fifteen Minutes
The Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Banister
The Sewing Machine
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allthingsblue




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jun 11 2019, 8:47 pm
LeahRivka wrote:
Historical fiction is my new favorite genre.

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan, just finished this over Shavuos and it was Amazing!!!

To Kill a Mockingbird
Every Fifteen Minutes
The Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Banister
The Sewing Machine


Ooh thanks some of these look good. I loved all the light we cannot see.
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Post  Mon, Jun 24 2019, 3:36 pm
I am highly enjoying Maeve Binchy and Jennifer Chiaverani. Thank you for the recommendations.
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