I have to admit that I have been very anxious to read our book selection this month. The people I know that read it really loved it. I am now finding out that the Jr. addition may be the one they were talking about. Anyway, my first reaction from reading the first chapter was - I don't think I have ever read such long, long sentences before. Sometimes I had to go back and reread it several times. Once in a while I checked to see if they were run-on sentences. I can't help myself - it is the teacher in me. They didn't appear to be run-ons, but boy were they long. Someone referred to it today as laborious. That is a good way to express it. I am hoping that it picks up a little. I'm not saying that it isn't good - I haven't read enough of it yet. I do have a few comments that I will want to add about the first chapter at our discussion. It will be interesting to hear what you have to say!
I like to think that I can't be described in a short paragraph. Some adjectives: curious, caring, kind, generous, excitable, motivated, emotional, fun, organized. What do you think? Claire