Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The Bean and Me Book Club

The Bean and Me Book Club is a joint effort of my granddaughter and I to read the same books and review them.  Obviously these are youth books but don’t mistake that for being childish or simplistic.  Some of the books Bean brings to the table are really good and very engaging for an adult as well.

Right now I am reading “Wish” on her recommendation.  It is about Charlie, a girl who has been shipped off to live with her aunt and uncle because her mom is severely depressed and can’t get out of bed and her dad is in jail.  She doesn’t fit in very well in her school and she has a chip on her shoulder as big as the county.  She has become obsessed with rescuing and caring for a stray dog that has been lurking about trying to get her attention.  Her uncle and her friend Howard, who walks up down (limps) are going to help her.

That is my stopping point.  I am hoping that today they figure out where the dog goes when he is hiding out!  So far it is a good story although some of the circumstances are a little adult but certainly not unrealistic.  Bean handled it well and didn’t get bogged down in the sad parts.  She won’t tell me what happens so I guess I am going to have to finish soon so I can find out for myself.

I will let you know!


Granny Marigold said...

I'd read that book! Just checked and it's not available at our local library. I'll keep my eyes open at thrift stores though. I love how you and Bean have a Book Club for two!!

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Yes ,check it out if .you can find it. So far it is good. Yes, I am enjoying the book club with her as well.

Frugally challenged said...

Just a suggestion but could Bean be persuaded to do a short review too?

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Mary, yes, she is shy about writing it but I am going to get her to do her own reviews instead of just me. She is on her way your way as we speak so I will talk to her about it when she gets back.