If you’ve ever spent a cozy night cuddled up with a cat and a book, you know that the two just go together. And humans have been making their mark in books for thousands of years, so why shouldn’t cats? One medieval cat decided to take the matter into his own hands–er, paws–and become immortalized within the pages of a manuscript.
I’m not sure if Bridge to Terabithia was the first novel I read, but it was the first one I remember really affecting me. I read it in elementary school, when my favorite books were silly little mysteries such as The Bailey School Kids and Cam Jansen series. The characters face some minor challenges in those books, but everything ends up okay in the end. So, while reading Bridge to Terabithia, I was not at all expecting its devastating ending.
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately. Why can it be so hard to stand up to our friends? Is it because we’re afraid of losing them? Is it because we don’t know how?
The cover of Every Day has caught my eye every time I go to the bookstore, and I finally found the time to give it a read. The only other book by David Levithan I had read was Will Grayson, Will Grayson (a collaboration with John Green), which I loved. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about this book. The premise of the story is very original, but it failed to live up to my expectations.