I feel like I just read, in one sitting, every Nicholas Sparks book ever written plus a few that have yet to be. That ending? The studio has some massive brass balls. WTF What.The.Actual.Fuck?!
Silly Dilly Duckling written by Claire Freedman is a 1.8 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. This story is about a baby duck whose feather falls out and drifts in the wind. The duckling thinks she must find it. A hedgehog and mouse try to help Dilly find the feather. However, Dilly returns home empty handed. Dilly's mother then says that one day she will lose all her down so new big feathers can grow in. This makes Dilly happy. This is a perfect book for young readers just starting school. It can be put in a lesson about growing up to teach that change is good, not scary.
I feel like I read WAY more books than this, but I guess I didn't! Maybe I feel that way because I'm reading Girl Who Played With Fire with my book club, but I haven't finished it yet so I didn't include it in this. I'm also finishing up Tess of the d'Urbervilles... I guess I'll just have to add them to my May list!
Out of these books, I think that Songs of Willow Frost was my favorite. It was just such a cool story -- but SO tragic! It was beautifully written and I'm glad I read it. Thanks to my friend Beth for the recommendation!
What was your favorite book this month? Have you read these titles before?
In the quiet of a warm summer's evening, two young mothers are forced to give up their babies. Whilst Kate grows up knowing only poverty and servitude, Josie's world is one of privilege and luxury.
Despite the differences in their circumstances, Kate and Josie have been friends since childhood. But their past binds them together in ways they must never know.
Until a chance meeting forces Kate and Josie to confront the truth of that night nearly twenty years before - a truth that turns both worlds upside down and threatens to destroy their friendship forever... (source)