Thursday, April 12, 2012


Plain Kate K- Kate. Plain Kate. When her father dies Kate is all alone.  Her village is looking for any evidence of witchcraft and they become suspicious of her.  She leaves in the middle of the night and trades with a magician for something she needs. A her companion is a talking cat named Taggle.  Kate is independent and brave. The biggest recommendation I can give for this book is that it made me cry. On the elliptical. At the gym. In front of people. So yeah, it's amazing.

Do you like books that make you cry?


Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Yes. I was reading "Still Alice" about a woman who has Alzheimer's disease. I got to the part where she tells her children, and the tears wouldn't stop, right there in the middle of a swim meet.

Play off the Page

Barbara Watson said...

My measure of a great book is one that can make me cry (in more than one place) and make me laugh (in multiple places)...because that mix of sadness and joy comprises real life.

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Ok, this is the second place I've seen this mentioned today--and that review makes it sound so good! Going on the TBR for sure. I love books that make me cry, if they've earned it--I get angry when I feel like the book is just messing with me to get my tear ducts going.

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Oh, I just loved this book.
Books by Andrew Smith and Sara Zarr and A.S. King make me cry in a good way.

Tia Bach said...

This looks liek a good one.

I like books that leave me so connected that crying is natural. What I don't like... authors who manipulate my emotions to ensure I cry. It feels cheapened. I wonder if Nicholas Sparks is listening?!?


Julie Hedlund said...

Bridge to Terabithia does it for me every time.