Last week was my birthday . . . yes 21 again! Although I was working I had a good day and a nice meal with family in the evening. Apart from the aforementioned computer I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful, sparkly, unicorn cover for my phone!
So very me!
I'd particularly like to mention an MG read The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson.
The story follows twelve year old Matthew Corbin. Matthew is funny, kind and very likeable but he has an overwhelming fear of germs which is making his life very difficult. His anxieties cause him to spend much of his life indoors, watching the world go by from his window. All until a toddler disappears in his street and Matthew was the last to see him from his window. Matthew has to confront his own fears and obsessive behaviour to help unravel the mystery. As the story unfolds we learn more about Matthew and the events that have led to his OCD.
Moving, funny and well-researched.
This reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon in many ways.
In my own writing I have completed the first few chapters of my new manuscript. A long way to go but progress is being made which is the most important thing.
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog