It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
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This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!
I’ve mentioned to some of you that Graphic Novels are like dessert.
I read them myself and encourage you all to read them (and illustrated novels like Wimpy Kid). At the same time, I think it’s best not to read a steady diet of them. It’s important to read novels—more words, more practice, more like what you’ll be reading for your life.
But GNs are awesome! And if you’re reading them carefully and thoroughly, there is a LOT going on to pay attention to and enjoy.
Reward yourself with a GN or IN every couple novels to give yourself a treat and keep your energy up.
This was a weirdly creepy book. Suee is a fun character: strong-willed and determined. But she’s also a loner, and that gets her in trouble to some extent—especially with, of all things, her shadow.
This was a totally original concept that Ly pulled off perfectly. A shadow that is begging for life… but also is mean and in control? Weird. The spookiest part is when Suee can’t control how she’s acting or what she says, and is completely aware of it. That helpless feeling is what nightmares are made of.
If you’re up for a creative and interesting graphic novel filled with symbolism, seek out Suee and the Shadow.
Something tells me that there are more Suee tales to come.
And yes, the author has an Instagram account:
PERIOD 1&2 READ ?? BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.
PERIOD5&6 READ ?? BOOKS THIS PAST WEEK.