Monday, March 11, 2013

Last Book

I love the concept of 31 Day Challenge but I am too disorganized & time crunched to play everyday so I'm dong the best that I can. Perhaps there is a 15.5 Day version for some of us? Today I present Day 11 the last two books I read.

I am probably late to the party on this one but I LOVED it! Very Catcher in The Rye -teen angst, high school hell. It was a fast read that I managed to finish on a short plane ride. I laughed, I cringed, I read. Not sure if I will see the movie since I usually like the books better and end up disappointed. Anyone want to weigh in on the movie?

Read this one on the flight home and found it powerfully written. I definitely want to learn more about the prison camps.

Summary from GoodReads:

Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles in 1941, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up—along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans—and taken to the Manzanar prison camp.
Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever…and spur her to sins of her own.
Bestselling author Sophie Littlefield weaves a powerful tale of stolen innocence and survival that echoes through generations, reverberating between mothers and daughters. It is a moving chronicle of injustice, triumph and the unspeakable acts we commit in the name of love.


Cristy S said...

I am definitely adding both of those to my list. The last one sounds amazing.

kerry b said...

wait I need to come back and finish this I'm being hollared at yo!
Iwant to knwo more

Gina said...

The movie was good but I wished I would have read the book first. It's been on my list for a long time. Adding Garden Stone right now. Thanks!