Happy Wednesday readers,
Today I wanted to introduce you to my all time favorite book that made me want to read. I used to read as a kid, I recently posted a getting to know me regarding my favorite childhood books. While I was younger I read all of the time, but due to frustrating reading quirks, I stopped reading altogether. But, Bruises, by Anke de Vries was the one book that pulled me out of my reading slump. My fifth-grade librarian introduced me to the book, telling me that I wouldn’t find another book like it. And I have to tell you she was right. Although it has been years since I’ve read Bruises, I have yet to forget it. I might not remember the smaller details, but the basic storyline is engraved into my mind. Still holding a special place in my heart, I purchased it just so I could pull it out whenever I’d like to flip back through those pages.
– An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age- A frank and moving story of abuse within a family in crisis