On Saturday, I drove to Utah to see my son play football. I got into the car at 3:15, drove almost 8 hours, watched the game, chatted with my son and his coach for five minutes, then got back in the car at 3:45 and drove the eight hours back home. It would have been a long trip, except for the fact that I listened to two great books on tape.
On the way back, I listened to TRUE (SORT OF). Delaware (Delly) Pattison is a kid who seems to find trouble wherever she goes. The town police officer, the principal, her teacher, and even her parents, and even Delly herself, have pretty much given up on her. But then a new girl, Ferris Boyd, moves to town. Ferris is a little different than most kids- she doesn't talk at all. And she hates to be touched. Delly befriends Ferris, and soon discovers that she has a terrible secret…
I also read several great picture books this week. I will review these in more detail later this week.
This coming week, I'm looking forward to reading CAPTURE THE FLAG, which I was finally able to get at my local library.