August 19, 2013

IMWAYR: A Must Read

I'm very excited to be linking up with Teach Mentor Texts toady for IMWAYR because I'm LOVING the book I currently can't put down: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.

Let me start by saying that this is not the first Jodi Picoult book I've read, but it is the first that's actually captivated my attention from the very first chapter. I know there are a lot of die-hard Picoult fans out there that are in shock to hear this, but I really wasn't a fan until now.
This book, The Storyteller, is seriously going on my list of favorite books of all time. I should mention that I've always been fascinated with the Holocaust and pretty much devour any documentary, book, or lecture on the subject. Picoult did a fabulous job bringing the reader into the life of a Jewish girl, forced to live on the ghetto and later Auschwitz. She describes life in these miserable places with detail and emotion that make you feel like you're right there with her.

I will admit I was even interested in the backstories that went into this book. I felt empathy for Josef, the former SS Soldier seeking forgiveness for his past. And I could relate to Sage in ways that made me desperate for her to find peace within herself.

This book definitely goes on the top of my recommendation list for adults, high school, and mature middle school students. Back when I was student teaching, I had a group of students who were obsessed with anything about the Holocaust, and I found myself thinking of how much they would enjoy this book... and hoping they will or have read it themselves!

I have my next book picked out, based on my mother's suggestion, and I honestly can't wait to get my hands on it.

...but you're going to have to check back next week to hear about it!!!

1 comment:

  1. She's an amazing author! I just finished House Rules this summer and loved it.
    Thanks for the recommendation.
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