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October 28, 2009


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I was thinking that I didn't remember The Cheerleader from the book! I don't think I read Jacob I Have Loved either, and if I did, then I don't remember it. It's impossible to go wrong with these lists, so much good stuff!

Julie P.

Thanks so much for joining us! I'm hoping it's a lot of fun! I can't believe I've only read one of the books you selected - Deenie! I'm planning on making my list tomorrow!

Kathy R (Bermudaonion)

I'm doing this challenge too! I bought my first book for it last weekend, so I'm ready to go!


Yeah! Glad you joined the party. I succumbed yesterday :)

Robin Antalek

When I was in the third grade I was absolutely enthralled with Sidney Taylor's All of A Kind Family - I wrote a letter to the author and sent her one of my short stories ( okay, I was nine)! Imagine my surprise when she wrote back encouraging me to keep writing. Thankfully, my mother kept that letter for me and I still have it today. Everyone: go read these books!!


I am definitely going to sign up for this but not until the new year. I have way too much on my plate right now. Gotta finish up this years challenges. I've never read "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" Can you believe that?


Never read any of those, but I've heard good things about Jacob Have I Loved.

Jen - Devourer of Books

"Jacob Have I Loved" is the only one I've read, but I loved it.

Darsa M.

I can't wait to see what you think of THE CHEERLEADER.


But, if you're not aware, The Cheerleader is NOT ya lit... NOT. I don't think you'll be offended by it, but I've known several people who were, because they thought they were reading a ya book, written for teenagers. I mean, I read it when I was a teenager and thought it was just wonderful, but it isn't for the prudish.


Yay, I'm glad you joined too! Great choices!

Book Club Girl

Robin, your story is priceless! I wish I'd written to authors I loved when I was a kid, that is so great!


I just signed up. I've never done a blog book challenge before (knitalongs, yes, those I have done). Thanks for linking to it. Not sure I would have found it otherwise.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books

I signed, and I chose my books! I'm hoping my girls will do this with me ... so many great books are visited in Shelf Discovery!

D. Lohrding

Thanks Jen for sharing your list.....what a fun reminde!!!
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Amy S.

I didn't read Deenie either. Just the other "younger" Judy Blume classics. But I adored Summer of My German Soldier, a Wrinkle in Time, The Little Princess and A Secret Garden...

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