This is a book that I absolutely adore. It’s so rare for me to really like the characters in a YA book, and I absolutely loved all of the ones in Six of Crows.
The story starts when Kaz Brekker is offered the chance to be rich beyond his wildest dreams, if only he can pull off a seemingly impossible heist. But he can’t do it by himself, so he pulls together the oddest my most deadly pair of misfits he can find.
This book gave me more insight into what the American South was like in the 1930s, something that I’ve never really had any reason to learn about before, being Canadian and all. What I did not expect was for this book to be written in the point of view of a child. As smart as children can be, the world is still seen differently from their eyes. Children are born without prejudice, and the way that they are raised has the potential to shape their whole lives. To see the world from the eyes of a child who doesn’t quite understand the complication, hatred, and bias of the world they live in gives this book a unique feel.
This is a children’s book that I think is wonderful for people of all ages. It discusses the importance of time, and the importance of listening.
When the gray men come to Momo’s town, everyone’s lives become strictly efficient, with no time to spare. The only one unaffected by this change is Momo, a child with the gift of listening. Can she get the townspeople’s time back before it’s too late?
This is such a beautiful book, and I read it in about two days. It starts in the summer, when Aristotle and Dante, two boys who seem to have nothing in common, meet at a swimming pool and Dante starts to teach Ari (Aristotle) how to swim. The book takes us through the year that follows, and their journey of discovering themselves.
I think this is the one I read first out of all of the books on my list. I don’t remember it perfectly, but I do know that I really liked it.
It’s a wonderful and classic coming of age story, and is so real and heartfelt.