Thursday, April 29, 2010

3rd and 4th Grade Book Club Book: Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetary Road

One of the great things about Flurpee being in a book club is not only her motivation to read in order to finish a book in time for the meeting, but also the books they select. Their most recent book, Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road, is an interesting example. It is an epistolary novel using letters and newspaper clippings. The first Flurpee has ever seen. When she first opened the book, she was quite puzzled and her frustration in trying to understand the story was quite painful (on my ears--she's a screamer!). I had to explain the format before she could even enjoy the book. Now that she is almost done, she has noticed that each character has their own font so she knows who the letter is from prior to reading the closing. The book has some interesting elements. The main characters have names that are indicative of their character which was fun for me to point out. She is enjoying the book a lot.

2 comments:

christinemm said...

I read a YA novel that was all in voice mail messages, email, IM, and blog posts (that read like 'dear diary' entries). It was cool and felt so modern.

Kim said...

It sounds fun! I wonder if the next technology advance would make that novel sound out-of-date in a couple of years.