As a child I could always be found holed up somewhere reading a book, I am so pleased that I have managed to pass on this passion to my children, especially in this age of technological distractions. My thirteen year daughter is obsessed with her book collection…that makes me proud.
As part of the Tots100 book club I was recommended a book called Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell by Kate at The Five F’s, I haven’t received it yet but I look forward to reading it. Passing the baton on I would like to recommend ‘City of the Beasts’ by Isabel Allende to Susan Mann. I have been a fan of South American writers for about eighteen years after reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel.
City of the Beasts is the first in a trilogy of books about an adolescent boy called Alexander Colds who embarks on an adventure with his grandmother in the depths of South America on a quest to find the Yeti of the Amazon known as ‘the beast’.
Susan and I share a love of the supernatural and I hope she hasn’t read these books before because I would love her to discover the magical mysteries within these books. Beautifully written, Isabel Allende takes us on a wonderful journey and because of this book I yearn to visit the Amazon one day and see its wonderment for myself.
Do not be put off by the fact this is under the genre of teen fiction, you do not have to be a teenager to enjoy these books. It is a story about growing up, but so much more too, and I can’t recommend it enough…go and read it! We need more books like this.