It’s the last Friday Fifteen of 2013! Let’s end the year right with some book reviews in fifteen words or fewer.
2. The Animal Tale Treasury by Caroline Royds
Mostly I remember the “Just So” stories and the illustrations.
3. Glass Town by Lisa Russ Spaar
Don’t remember many particular poems, but sharp, elegant writing works well as a collection.
4. A Hand Full of Stars by Rafik Schami
Read randomly in middle school; ended up being a first introduction to Syria. Very touching.
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Didn’t expect much based on the pants conceit, but the girls’ friendships and personalities shine.