Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's fabulous contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This week's topic:
What books were you obsessed with as a kid?
Okay - I'm going to admit - I had a really hard time with this one. I don't know if it's because very few books impacted me, or because I didn't read as much as I thought I did, or because I'm forty and already forgetting EVERYTHING, but I don't remember a whole lot of books from my kid days. I'm sure I read Dr. Seuss. I'm certain Winnie the Pooh and Bernstein Bear books filled the shelves. I know I wasn't a Nancy Drew fan. But only three books popped in my head that I can even remember reading - so apparently that's saying something.
Without further dementia rants, brace yourself for some nostalgia...
This was a must-buy for my children before they were born because how can you not LOVE Grover?! I do. I remember letters of the day and Snuffaluffagus and I definitely remember Grover. And I do remember love, love, loving this book.
I probably read a ton of Judy Blume, but this is the one I remember. Super fabulous story about a thirteen-year old future model who finds out she has scoliosis and has to wear a back brace - for four years. I'm trying to get my almost-seventh grader to read it even if it does broach topics like menstruation and masturbation. But it's really more about self-discovery and making the best of what you have.
And it's obviously one of the few (and I mean few) books I remember - so it must be good.
I was a GIHUGIC Star Wars nerd. Enough said.
And to close out the post, I'm going to share the books that I would have been addicted to had I been a twenty-first century kid. Enjoy!
How about YOU? Is your memory better than mine? What books did you obsess over as a kid?