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It has taken me a few weeks to get a book read! Back to school has meant being busy and a fuzzy tired head by the time I have some down time to read.
The 10 PM Question
Kate de Goldi (NZ author)
Longacre Press 2008
Summary from Goodreads:
A warm, surprising, real and intelligent novel you will fall in love with. Frankie Parsons is twelve and has a rodent voice of worry nibbling in his head. His new friend - colourful, creative, talkative Sydney - has relentless, unavoidable questions of her own that force Frankie and his family to face up to things that have lain dormant for years.
This book was well written and worth reading. Frankie reminded me a little of myself with his 'rodent voice of worry'. Also I am partial to a happy ever after, as is Frankie and he doesn't get that. However family secrets do eventually get explored. That was satisfying and did mean that in another way Frankie did grow as he began to front up to the realities of his life.
While he is a twelve year old, I still have to decide whether I put this in class library. At the moment I am leaning towards the not. I'd rather students read it in a couple of years and fully appreciate it. I will lend it to a teacher friend who knows this age group and get her opinion before finally deciding.
At present I am reading The Rosie Black Chronicles: Genesis, by Lara Morgan. (Australian author). More about this when I have finished reading it.
As professional reading I have Book Love by Penny Kittle on the go. About half way through and enjoying it.