I have updated our rankings accordingly. Again, the following list does not include the works that did not happen to be award winners (but that we still enjoyed as a family) – such as the seven books included in The Chronicles of Narnia, Hatchet (an honor recipient), and The Hobbit.
Here is the list to date (along with my respective reviews):
- The One and Only Ivan (2013)
- Bridge to Terabithia (1978)
- Dead End in Norvelt (2012)
- Shiloh (1992)
- Flora & Ulysses (2014)
- When You Reach Me (2010)
- Holes (1990)
- A Wrinkle in Time (1963)
- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (2008)
- The Graveyard Book (2009)
- Moon Over Manifest (2011)
My favorite quote from this book was a dialogue between Flora and her father’s neighbor. Dr. Meescham observes, “Cynics are people who are afraid to believe.”
She also questions, “Who knows whom [Ulysses] will save? So many miracles have not yet happened.”
And finally, “Even when [miracles] didn’t happen, we were expecting it. We knew the miraculous would come.”
This was a fun read. The second Newbery Award for this author (and believe she has an additional Honor Selection as well). We have not yet read Despereaux (but will in just a few months at the rate that we are going).
Has anyone read this book? Thoughts?