Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Another 2 Books Read!

I am happy to announce that I have completed another two SSYRA books!  I recently finished The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell and 43 Old Cemetery Road, Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
         The Secret of Zoom was an intriguing book about a girl name Christina and her scientific family.  She finds more than she bargained for (both good and bad) after an innocent visit to her attic.  This book was a little slow to start (for me) by my refusal to abandon it surely paid off! 
         Dying to Meet You was very different from the other SSYRA books I have read this summer.  This book is mostly written through correspondences between the characters.  It is filled with letters and newspaper articles, which makes it a quick read.  My favorite part of this book is the play on words that Kate Klise has used for the names of the characters of the town of Ghastly.  Some examples include, a real estate agent named Anita Sale ("I need a sale") and town citizens named Sammy Tarry ("cemetery"), Kay Daver ("cadaver") and Fay Tality ("fatality") just to name a few. Don't let the characters' names trick you this is a light and fun read.

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