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Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee's View. This week's feature is Bonnie from Hands and Home. The question of the week is a pretty good one: Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

It's not a big secret that I adore Laurie Halse Anderson. I love her writing. A few years ago I read SPEAK for the first time and it moved me in ways that words can't describe. I have been hooked on her writing ever since. TWISTED , WINTERGIRLS, and CATALYST are equally beautiful and moving. The books don't relate to my personal experiences, per se, but I can see how they would be huge for other readers. She deals with tough topics in the most poetic of ways. I can't keep these books on my classroom bookshelves, and it seems that once a students reads one, they want to read all of the others. That's powerful writing. 

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  1. I've never read any of her books, but you make them sound amazing. I will definitely be checking them out sometime soon!

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  2. Ah, I love Laurie Halse Anderson!! Wintergirls was probably her most intense read for me, but absolutely amazing! Your blog is super cute!! I'm now following :)

    Here's my post: http://tiny.cc/3vjl5
    Also, here's my most recent giveaway: http://tiny.cc/bmdog

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  3. Hi! I've been eyeing for SPEAK in a while now, but I'm still hesitant to pick the book. Do you recommend it? I haven't read any of Laurie Anderson's books. ;P

    April @books4juliet
    Old follower, but not too old! ;P

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  4. Here's My First Follow Friday :) I forgot to include in my post :)

    Have a great weekend!
    ~april

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  5. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

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    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wow, good choices! When I read Speak, I was moved! It was an amazingly written book! Have you read her book on the Yellow Fever epidemic? Just as powerful! I've never read Twisted. Maybe the local library has it ^_~

    Started following last week ^_^

    Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday.html

    And, if you like music AND books, join my new meme, Theme Song Saturday!

    sinn @ sinnful books

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