50. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare – Book club book, wasn’t a fan but I probably would have loved it in fourth grade
51. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand – Hated! It was so full of preaching. There would be a conversation between characters and it would be all preachy mcpreachypants for a chapter, a quick, short, change in scenery or a small movement in the story and then another chapter of preaching.
52. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen – Loved the beginning, because I love old people and I thought the storytelling through the middle was great. The ending was super ridiculously cheesy and sort of ruined the book for me, but I think it was still worth reading
53. The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold – De.press.ing. lady kills her mother then spends the rest of the book dealing with it before the cops bring her in for questioning the next day
55. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls – this was a well written memoir. It criticized without making the author’s parents out to be completely incompetent or psychotic (though their mental health could be questioned). The thing I really liked about this book was that it made me think about all the things that were normal in my family but when I mention them some people find them to be completely odd. Kids don’t know anything is abnormal and as an adult I look back fondly to those things which were normal back in the day