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Thursday, February 18, 2010

My thoughts on the book, "Leaving Gee's Bend"

What if your ears were so long it was a chore to keep them up? I feel this way some times. :)

If you have not read Irene Latham's book Leaving Gee's Bend... you have missed a treat for your reading soul. The book is filled with common sense tools to handle bad situations and the most enjoyable part was that I knew, loved and cheered for the characters.

A character driven book that slips in history and southern flavor.

Here is the paragraph I love the best... on page 203

I knew what she was saying was true. But tears came into my eyes again anyhow. Wasn't nothing I needed that wasn't right here in Gee's Bend. And wasn't a thing that could happen that I wasn't strong enough to get through.

Character growth at its best. Way to go Irene.

I have a 10 year old grandson and when I read him the first chapter, he wanted to read the rest. That is my trick to get my grandbabies to read books I want them to read... I read the first chapter or two and then say... "If you want to know what happens, read the rest."


Amy Jane said...

I loved Leaving Gee's Bend!!! That is a good stratigy (i so can not spell) to get kids to read. I need to remember that for my children.

Gail said...

I so agree with you. I read Gee's Bend while sitting in the hospital with my Mom and it had to be good to distract me from Mom and the surgery.
I loved it!