Verse Novels challenge, which means that I have to read five verse novels by the end of 2010. Caroline has a verse novel of her own, May B., coming out in fall, 2011. Yay, Caroline!
I read my first verse novel on Monday -- I Heart You, You Haunt Me, by Lisa Schroeder.
I was right in the middle of City of Bones (one of my Fill in the Gaps project list books) when I brought I Heart You home from the library, and I couldn't put it down. I found myself reading standing up in the kitchen while making dinner, something I never do.
But it's easy to do with a verse novel because the chapters are so short. You can seriously pick up the book for two minutes and you might finish a chapter. Just the kind of book for a busy mom, let me tell you!
That wasn't the only reason why I couldn't put it down, though. There were so many things I wanted to find out. How did Jackson die? Why did Ava blame herself? What does a girl do with a ghost boyfriend? All those questions kept me turning pages, let me tell you.
I'm excited to keep going with this challenge. I already have another Lisa Schroeder book, Far From You, on my bedside table for when I'm done with City of Bones.