I’m seriously still not over the fact that spring break is over but summer break is soooo far away! Good thing we have this Friday off, right? 🙂
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after. In “Jock and Jill” by Robert Lipsyte, it isn’t Jill who tumbles after the roughed-up Jack, but the other way around. Although this was a sports story (partially) which might lead you to believe it would interest some male readers, I personally thought that it was a rather ‘girly’ story. The male main character was a stud pitcher for his high school baseball team but left in the middle of the championship game for a reason that I thought was kind of bogus (and yes, it has to do with Jill.) I wasn’t a big fan of this story and would only give it about 1.5-2 stars out of 5.
I also finished “Messenger.” I like how this series doesn’t absolutely tie into the other books, but doesn’t stray away far enough to not be a series. (Did that make sense?) For instance, in this book Jonas appears (the main character in The Giver) but the story is mostly about a different main character named Matty. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars, but I think I will take a break from dystopian literature (including the last book in this series) for now.