There are two new books that we recently completed , the kids and I loved them!
The first is Thunder From the Sea. I particularly liked this one because it was about a little boy and sometimes I feel like we read a lot of books about little girls. I could be off on that though. This book will make you consider getting a Newfoundland, or at least it made me do so. :) This book is about becoming part of a family, forgiveness, and perseverance. It contains a lot of adventure so whenever I would pause the kids would yell, "keep reading!!" I loved it.
The second book we just finished is Because of Winn-Dixie. I feel badly about this, but I judged this book before we read it. I remembered checking the movie out from the library and thinking it was stupid. I should have known the book would be so much better. In fact, I loved it! Her characters are so well developed! I just grabbed this off the shelf because we had just finished reading Thunder and we were in a pinch. It turned out to be wonderful. I love the lessons you learn from this book. We are all suffering, you may not know how someone is struggling, but we all need love and forgiveness.