Friday, March 25, 2016

When a Good Book Grabs You #SOL16

You know that moment.  I have this book. It's a rather big book. I've heard it's good. I love the author, Pam Munoz Ryan. I heard her speak two years ago and fell in love with her even more. This book has been on my "to read" list for quite a while. I haven't picked it up, until yesterday.

We have a group doing book club, so we met on Wednesday during advisory time to decide on what book or books we were going to read over the next couple of weeks. The students voted on four books, so we will have four groups going. Two out of the four I have read. Our list is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (read and loved), Savvy (read and loved), Peak (haven't read but plan to read with my boys), Echo (haven't read but plan to read with my girls).

I have a copy of Echo in my classroom library, which I pulled when we were voting.

Yesterday, my kiddos were working on poetry and Echo was sitting on my table. No one needed me at that moment, so I opened the book - just to take a look, mind you. Well, that was that. I read the first few pages - the opener.  I WAS HOOKED! I continued through the first chapter and had to stop because it was the end of the day. BUMMER! We had to pack up and head to carpool.

I don't know that I can wait until after spring break to read this with my kiddos. Ryan really grabbed me from the very beginning. I already want to see what happens next.

I will try to wait, but really.....I think I will read it now and reread it with the girls:)




10 comments:

  1. I feel this way about 'Pax' which I am reading right now. Once I started, I could hardly put it down. I'm going to finish it up after I finish commenting this morning. You should read it!

    Jennifer

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  2. I loved Echo! My 7th grader is reading it right now. He is really feeling strongly about it. He's on the 4th section.

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  3. I loved Echo! My 7th grader is reading it right now. He is really feeling strongly about it. He's on the 4th section.

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  4. I'm reading Echo right now, too! It's on our Bluebonnet list for next year. I was fortunate enough to get a copy signed by Ryan for my son at last year's state librarians' conference, he's a fan of hers. She is very gracious in person!

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  5. Echo is a book to get lost in, so enjoy every reading moment you can grab.

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  6. I've recommended Echo to several adult friends. I just finished Pax, too. Amazing.

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  7. I loved Echo and was rooting for it to win the Newbery. I loved how Ryan wove all three of the stories together in the end. Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy because it is a book to savor.

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