This meme, hosted by The Purple Booker which was suggested to me by Sarah at Brainfluff, tells the reader to choose a few lines at random and use them as a “tease” to get others to read the book. I am going to randomly open Carzy Lady by Leslie Conly, a Newberry Award winner for kids from 6th grade through early high school:
” The little things we did [to the “Crazy Lady”/alcoholic in the neighborhood]…was to agitate her so she”d put on a show…[as she and her retarded son came out,] we’d jump up and shout, ‘Hey Maxine!” Sometimes Bobby would say, ‘Hey, your majesty.’ But it really didn’t matter what it was: anything we said would make her pop her cork.”
When I came to this page in the book, page seventeen, I thought it would be another sappy “life-lesson- bearing” young adult story. Was I wrong! The character changes in the book were anything but stereotypical, platitudes, and the ending was realistic, not your “Be-good-and-everything-will-turn-out-well”, kiddie-lit ending. I may review this fine book on Saturday Morning for Kids this week.