yesterday I picked up another 11 books from the library, including this. took about an hour and someodd minutes to read. I don’t think most adults would be interested in the inner workings of a ten year old’s mind, but it was really funny, and definitely a quick read. I’d probably give it to a girl about ida b.’s age, along with several of kate dicamillo’s books.
while this was definitely a thought-provoking read, I can’t say that it’s anything more than theories. levitt makes some very interesting connections between seemingly unrelated topics – but, as he more or less points out, they are merely theories; perhaps the topics really are unrelated. if nothing else, though, since I read it aloud to jarom when we were driving, it gave us some odd material to talk anytime we were in the car.
after being taunted by reading a couple pages over jack quimby‘s shoulder more than two years ago, I finally checked the book out and read it in a day. as expressed in a previous post, I thought it was fantastic. still debating whether I should read the other books in the ender series. advice, anyone?