These have been 4 of my favorite reads so far this year. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a great mystery/adventure story for all ages and the main character, Flavia, is among one of my favorite female characters of all time. She is witty, brave, mischevious, and I wish I knew her for real.
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt is about a girl who goes to live in Georgia with a distant relative and flourishes in an environment where she is loved and cared for. This book read more like a memoir than a fictional story – there wasn’t a huge conflict, climax, and resolution, just the steady story of a girl’s young life. I loved the characters and the story was beautiful.
The Graveyard Book was very different. It’s the story of a boy who was supposed to be murdered along with his family (he was 2 at the time) but he escapes and finds his new home in a graveyard. The “ghosts” raise him and protect him from the man who still wants him dead. The storyline is rather dark, but the writing is not. It’s a clever and unique story that I really enjoyed.
And finally Airman. With all the elements of a Dumas novel – love, betrayal, ingenuity, danger, and revenge, I gave this book 5 stars in Good Reads. The story is about a teenage boy who has a passion for flight and unfortunately witnesses the murder of the king. The evil man behind the plot has him imprisoned and tells his family he is dead until he brilliantly escapes from the awful prison and takes his revenge.
I think these 4 books will be in my top favorites for a while! What are some of your favorites from 2010?