Saturday, 11 May 2013

C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner, the better... Part 4

Book 11 for the Postal Reading Challenge-
Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel
A teen fiction book I borrowed from the library. I found this a bit tedious at times, but of course that would because it's a teen book! Told in letters, blog posts and postcards, this book tells the story of Colby, sent away for summer to her crazy Aunts house. At the beginning of the story Colby is just worried about what her new "cool" friends back home are doing and whether she will lose her place with the cool kids.
By the end of the book she has a much better attitude and actually enjoys her last few weeks on the small Greek island.

Book 12 for the Postal Reading Challenge-
The Scrapbook of Frankie Platt by Caroline Preston
I found this book at the library, a different kind of book. Told in real scrapbook style with movie stubs, letters, notes, pictures and tickets etc. Not your regular fiction book that's for sure. An easy read, I read it in an hour or two (with interruptions by small children!).

Book 13 for the Postal Reading Challenge-
The Captain's Daughter by Leah Fleming
I didn't read this for the Postal reading challenge originally but it has quite a lot of letters in it, so I'm including it now. I've read a few Titanic books, this one being among the best, though the Titanic is only the beginning of this story told over 3 generations. What would you do if you were passed a baby you thought was yours in a lifeboat at night and didn't realise until the dawn came, that she wasn't your baby? When nobody stepped forward to claim the baby May decides it must be fate that she has lost her Ellen and been given this orphan, so she keeps her and raises her as her own and keeps her secret until her deathbed.
I really enjoyed this book, seeing how the secret affected the lives of these families.

1 comment:

  1. My goodness, you are just racing along with titles for the challenge! I loved The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, so neat. Didn't know of the others, though.