It is another week and Tj & I have been contemplating doing this post for a while now (by while we mean like 2 weeks). It has come to our attention that there are many books we read as children that still appeal to us today and most likely other ‘adults’ too…
Ladies and Gentlemen may I present….
‘Children’s Books’ for ‘Adults’ (Part 1)
May Bird and the Ever After (May Bird Trilogy)
Why: I first read this book when i was around 11 years old. I think what really drew me to it is that it has an incredibly unique and interesting story-line. I couldn’t put this book down and it was my favourite book for a long time. I still go back and read this book often as well
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
May- May is the coolest 10 year old ever. She is calm and level headed and seems to function a lot better than most adults. She seems to take everything in her stride and is a quick thinker. She also doesn’t seem to mind being on her own and is brave and funny. I don’t really know how to describe her, maybe a mixture of young Katniss Everdeen and Hermione Granger?
Somber Kitty- May’s (rather ugly) hairless cat that is her faithful companion throughout the book. Strangely Somber Kitty’s attitude through the book can often be contrasted to that of a hormonal teenager. (You can see how I may relate)
Pumpkin- Pumpkin is a ghost. He has haunted May Birds house for years before she meets him. He is not what you imagine a ghost to be but in a good way, he is funny and sweet. All which contrast with his somewhat terrifying description.
Plot: This book follows May, who isn’t really liked at school and is a bit of an outcast (although this seems to bother her mum more than her). She plays warrior princess and one day while exploring she falls into the lake when she emerges she is in the ‘ever after’ which is the world of the dead. Soon May finds out the living are outlawed from the ever after by the evil Bo Cleevil. May immediately goes on the run accompanied by Pumpkin and Somber Kitty as she tries to find a way to escape.
This book is written really well and I find the plot really interesting and appealing. I guess this book is just my kind of book really….
That’s it for today!
Part 2 will be up soon with another amazing series for all ages to enjoy!
Until Next Time…
Keep the Nerdling Army Strong!
-Tj & Soup