sikander7 (sikander7) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

39 and 40

I managed two fairly easy books, which I justify because they are necessary for English literature teaching. Book 39 of the year was Gary Paulsen's Hatchet in which a 13-year-old boy and his hatchet find themselves, after a plane crash, in the Canadian deep north. He survives and learns about himself. A very good book for the age group.
Moving away from boys to girls, Karen Cushman's The Midwife's Apprentice was well set historically, explaining the difficulties of a girl in the times of Edward Longshanks (about 1300) and her life, and focussing on being a midwife. The plot was fine but the historical accuracy made this useful for teaching.
So 40 books so far this year, but a mere 11,023 pages.

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