“What book did you always take out from the school library?”
Well, because my ‘school library’ is the bookshelves in our house, this post will be about books I check out a lot at the public libraries.
One book I used to check out quite often was Girl, 13.
This book is about 43 thirteen-year-old girls from around the world. Each girl has her own chapter, and she is interviewed about things like her family, school, what she likes to do for fun, her favorite books, etc.
If you’re wondering why I USED to check out this book, that’s because I now have a copy! When I first read this book, the binding was already starting to fall apart. About a year later, the library tried to repair it. I asked if I could have the book if they couldn’t fix it, and voilà, just a few weeks later I had the old copy and the library bought a brand-new one. 🙂
Another book (well, more than one, actually) that I checked out frequently was Harry Potter. Especially the 6th and 7th books, because Mom had 1, 2, and 4, and I had 3 and 5, so those two were the only ones we were missing. Consquently, whenever I went to the library, I checked out those books. Until last year (I think) when I bought them. For about $70. Yes, 700+ page Harry Potter books in hardcover are expensive. But the binding of the paperback ones fall apart because they’re so thick.
Two other books I (still) check out a lot are Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City and Kiki Strike: The Empress’s Tomb.
These books are really different. I haven’t ever read any books like them. They have really cool covers, especially the first book. They’re the only books that tie with the Harry Potter series as my #1 favorite (because I can’t make up my mind and because they’re so awesome). A third book is supposed to be published soon, but I haven’t been able to find out when. I plan to buy these two soon. These books are perfect for nerdy, adventurous, bookworm-ish girls! Like me.
The books are about the Irregulars, a group of 6 ‘delinquent Girl Scouts’, which I find funny because I was once a Girl Scout. They find an underground city beneath New York City. They explore it and solve crimes; and the other girls try to figure out who Kiki Strike really is and what she’s looking for (or is she not looking for anything after all?). The character I think I’m most like is Ananka, the girl all the way to the right. The nerdy, slightly dorky one, actually.
So, read these books!! I kept checking them out for a reason! And post a comment if you like them!
And if you’ve read Kiki Strike and want something else like it, the only books I can think of that are similar are The Underland Chronicles. Same idea about a hidden city/world under New York City, yet very different.