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5- The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies; This beautiful novel is full of imagery, and that’s one of the things I enjoyed most about it. It tells the tale of an English girl who marries a tea planter and moves to Ceylon in the 1920’s. There are all kinds of twists and turns in the plot with her widower husband’s history and their life together. It was an endeavor, but I enjoyed it

4.5- The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot ; Loved this easy read- high school boyfriend returnsto small hometown, girl and boy have to overcome their history to get back together.

3.5- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell; This is a very interesting story– I LOVED the last book of hers I read, but felt this one took too long to get going. It’s largely told through emails of two best girlfriends, which are read by a handsome big guy in security. He falls for Beth through these emails and it takes a lot for them to get together in real life.

5- From the Mixed Up File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg; I loved this book! When I reserved it, I didn’t realize it was juvenile literature, but it didn’t matter. The story is gripping and quick. A brother and sister decide to run away from home, and they end up living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s such a great adventure, and I can’t wait to introduce this to Rose maybe in 4th or 5th grade.

Movies!

We’ve also seen a lot of movies since we got movie passes this month

Peter Rabbit (very cute kid movie)

Jumanji (loved it, super funny)

Early Man (kid movie, claymation- it was fine to see once)

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