Since The Maze Runner kept me up hours after I was supposed to be asleep two nights ago, I'm hesitant to start Allegiant in the middle of the week. However, I don't think I can resist. Unfortunately, part of the ending has already been spoiled for me because of a careless comment on Instagram, so I'm a little bummed about that.
Plot Versus Character by Jeff Gerke
I can already tell I'm going to have to reread this book slowly with a notebook to really delve into my main character's psyche, with all the different facets of character building Jeff points out. Still, I wish he had provided more examples for some of the things he mentioned (for those of us plot-first writers).
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
I'm reading this book with my 3rd grade class (I'm a student teacher). There was one line in the first chapter, "They had waited and waited for Wanda—to have some fun with her," that prompted a lot of discussion. We talked about what the author really meant by this line, and that she was trusting the reader to infer that Wanda probably wasn't having fun.
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
I'm listening to this on audiobook. I was in the middle of Harry Potter when my library loan expired (sadface) so I checked this one out to listen to until I'm off the holds list and can finish Harry. I remember reading this book when I was young (I was nine when it was published), and I remember liking it a lot, but for the life of me I can't remember what happens. So far I'm very taken by the main character's voice; it stands out.