Thanks to Penny for organising this and making Potato peel society the first book knowing I'd already read this one and be quite busy this month. (for those interested I have finished my paper and also am doing another one this semester!)I read this one last year. I was in Jason's bookstore, wasting time looking at kids books and picked it up on a whim! ALSO got Vegetable-Glue which was six kinds of awesome.
I, like most of you, LOVED LOVED LOVED it, as did my mother-in-law and friends who have borrowed it from me. I think what captured me early on were the underlying themes which are close to my heart. Love of books, Love of people and struggle! I ADORE the way the society came about and the clever way they swindled the Germans out of a swine.
Didn't you think the characters were almost tangible? maybe because it was intertwined with so much history. History like mimbles I knew Little about, which also made the book so appealing.
I have cheated a little, I've been reading the next book and am AGAIN totally in love (was up till the wee hours with it this morning) Anyone having trouble getting this I MAY lend it to you)
That's my favourite thing about a good book.
Happy New Year!
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