Sunday, October 19, 2008
Read-A-Thon - Hour 22
Title of book(s) read since last update: finished Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen
Number of books finished since you started: 3 (one of which I started before the read-a-thon)
Pages read since last update: 73
Running total of pages read since you started: 556
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 55 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) 7 hours 25 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Intro Meme, Sarah's Foreign Language Mini-challenge, Grains of rice
Other participants you’ve visited: Nymeth, Alessandra, Lezlie, Sarah, Joanne, Valentina, J.C. Montgomery, Tammy, Iliana
Prize you’ve won: 0
Speak was amazing. A YA book about issues that teenagers (and many adults too) are too afraid and embarassed to talk about. Like rape. It also highlights ways of dealing with traumatic incidents. And shows how our family and friends can influence which way we choose. My edition had a short interview with the author included, where I found out that there is another book called Catalyst that is set in the same high school and deals with pressure to get good grades and get into good colleges. I can't wait to read it.
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I'll really have to read it soon!
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