Nothing too terribly exciting but here goes:
_Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister_: It took me about a 1/4 of the book before I actually was interested in this alternate Cinderella story. The writing is difficult at first but in the end, it was enjoyable. If you have nothing else to read, it'll keep you entertained.
_The Lovely Bones_: Interesting perspective, a little quirky. What does your heaven look like? Again, if you have nothing else to read, it'll keep you entertained.
_The Secret Life of Bees_: I see a trend... If you have nothing else to read, it'll keep you entertained. There are no surprises in this novel, but it's a quick and easy read about a girl who wuns away from home. Yes, you do learn some things about bees.
_A Wrinkle in Time_ (L'Engle): Never read it as a kid, and Katherine received it as a gift. Now I've read it and have decided it's not really a kid's book. Concepts many adults haven't considered. It is worth reading.
_A Wind in the Door_ (L'Engle): I'm glad I didn't encourage Katherine to read this book, part 2 of the "series" which isn't really a series since each book stands on its own. I'm glad she didn't read it because the ideas were almost beyond me for a quick bedtime story book. The story is built on beings inside mitochondria. Really.
_The Devil's Arithmetic_ (Yolen): In the junior fiction section, but it's along the lines of _The Diary of Anne Frank_ and not light reading. It's also not something I want Katherine reading soon. A girl steps into the past knowing the outcome of the Nazi roundup of the Jews.
Hmm. I believe there was another that I'm forgetting.
I'm currently reading _Waters_, also by L'Engle, and I've picked up _1421_ about the Chinese discovery of the Americas.