Thursday, February 21, 2013

Top of the Heap!


Monday's Riddle was a spirited rhyme, and Lizzy's review of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell was a lesson about survival. Friday, we have something exciting hiding up our sleeves, and Saturday, we always enjoy hearing your thoughts on The DMS Wants to Know. Sunday, get out your sunglasses, because we are turning up the brightness! Today, we want to tell you about two fictional spirits that really won us over  : ) ~ F

This week's top of the heap: Amazing character spirits

Fairday: The character spirit I admire most is Hazel from Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Hazel sticks by her friend, Jack, when he is lost and embraces a harrowing journey in order to lead him back to saftey. Hazel is a good friend and a guiding force. Even in the face of adversity, her spirit shines bright. So, here's to you Hazel. Thank you for reminding me how special my friends really are! ~ F

Lizzy: The character spirit I admire most is Auggie from Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Auggie watches the world from behind his face, just like all of us- but Auggie's face is extraordinary. It's different, and he stands out. Through his amazing spirit, a simple understanding arises. He is exactly the same on the inside as everyone else, and he feels just the same when he is hurt. Auggie's small spirit is as big as can be! So, here's to Auggie! Keep being your-wonderful-self! ~ L

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  1. My most amazing character spirit is the dog in a book I used to read to my students...he was involved in a race with his owner and he died at the end of the race. Every year I read it and every year I cried at the ending...even tough I knew the outcome!

    And with that said...I can't remember the dog's name!

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    1. Hi Patty, LOL! What is it? I must know : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  2. I still have not read Bread Crumbs but I adored Wonder and Auggis is an amazing and inspirational character! Great pick!

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    1. Hi Heidi, You will enjoy Breadcrumbs. The writing is wonderful, and Hazel is a great main character to follow along with. Auggie is amazing! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  3. One of my students picked up Breadcrumbs because I told her about your review. She loved it. And I'm going to read it next. Another amazing character spirit is Carley, from 'One for the Murphys.' I'm really in love with that broken-hearted, tough but also gentle heroine.

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    1. Hi Claudine, I can't wait for you to read this book- you will LOVE it. Anne is a spectacular writer : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  4. Ah, I still need to read Breadcrumbs.. <3 I have had it for about a year, and I'm still dying to read it. I tried to read it many months ago, but at that time I couldn't handle the heartbreak :\ feel that it will be so sad.. but I will read it soon, I think :) Heh, this is kind of like a favorite book character, right? Because I would have to go with Po from Graceling (A) He is just amazing. So happy and kind and just all kinds of awesome.

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    1. Hi Carina, It is a little sad at times, but the story and the message about friendship really shines through. We hope that you enjoy the story! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  5. Auggie has such a great spirit and heart. Perfect choice. I think many of the characters from Wonder have a great spirit. At least all the ones who stick by Auggie.
    Hazel has a great loyal quality to her. I was impressed by her spirit too when I read Breadcrumbs (:

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    1. Adriana- I agree that most of the characters in Wonder have a great spirit and heart. So glad you enjoyed both books. :) ~L

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  6. Wow, both these books sound great. I love books where the main character has a strong spirit to overcome the difficulties.

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    1. Donna- The characters in both books will have you cheering! Great spirits. :) ~L

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