Jake Reynolds: Chicken or Eagle? - Sara Leach – Honestly, I thought this book was sort of boring. I liked that the female character was strong and I know that it’s probably good for kids to have stories about boys that are not super macho, but with that being said, I just found Jake’s character to be very boring and uninteresting. The book wasn’t bad-just one that I would not recommend.
And Another Thing – Eoin Colfer – This is the sixth in the Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy” and I give it a C+/B-. This book has many very funny moments and I love how Colfer brings in obscure characters from the other books, like Wowbagger, but the book just doesn’t have the same flow as the books by Douglas Adams. The book took me a long time to read, whereas I practically devoured the earlier ones. I still have one more hitchhiker’s book to read: Mostly Harmless, which is the last one written by Adams. Somehow I missed reading this book, which is a travesty! Read “And Another Thing” if you are a fan and you’ll be sure to smile-just don’t expect the same sort of Adams magic.
Sideways Stories from Wayside School – Louis Sachar – This is a classic book from my childhood that I enjoyed reading to the girl I work with. She thought it was hilarious and strange. Each chapter is a different short story about one of the kids or teachers at Wayside School and they are really funny. The stories are really short and entertaining-a quick read. This book is definitely my recommended reading for the month.