Each fortnight, month, fifteenth full moon of the half equational motion of the earths full circuit I will showcase 1-2 books that I think would be fantastic reading if you're going through a certian emotion/stage in your life.
Wanting a character with hope and a job they're going to get done.
*Perhaps contains faint spoilers to His Dark Materials, How I live Now, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There*
Sometimes you just want a good old character with hope and a job they are absolutely determined to get done, and that's when I would recommend the following books and their characters.
All The Wrong Questions- Lemony Snicket.
Lemony is a vivacious, loyal and deeply interested boy, and once he starts a case there is nothing that can get in his way and thus stop him- plenty of things do get in his way, is what I'm saying, but do they stop him? Do you see them stopping him?
How I Live Now- Meg Rosoff.
Daisy's the first person I think of when I think of someone who will stop at nothing to get to her goal; she is terrified of the war raging around her and the life she's been thrust into, but she never once stops in her search for "home" and all that she is sure waits there. Daisy's the kind of girl who, in a situation, pushes everything else aside and gets the job done.
His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman.
Lyra's job is by no means easy, quickly accomplished, or painless- mentally, physically- and it spans three pretty good sized books, but she has an incredible determination and she will fight for what is right, even if it hurts her. She will fight to set people free of their pain and anguish.
Fairyland- Catherynne M. Valente.
September is magical, unique, fierce and oh so dedicated. She will go on alone if she must, and she will go on with others so they are not alone; she sees things in a simple yet unique way, and I love the way she pieces things together on her journeys across/throughout Fairyland. If she feels she is to blame, she will put it right, or try her very hardest to.
Stay tuned for some more bookish suggestions for the good times, and the bad.
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