Liz and Gianna are two of a dying breed--traveling sales reps for book publishers--who sell books in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and the Deep South. Since we're constantly on the road hawking books, we must find ways to amuse ourselves. So here we've decided to share our anecdotes, adventures, favorite books, and efforts in making the world (or at least these few states) a more literate place to inhabit.
Oh the memories as my mother tucked Rabbit Run and Rabbit Redux under each arm as I padded off to first grade!
Actually my favorite young adult book was Follow My Leader and it was about a kid who gets blinded playing with....you guessed it, fireworks. Turns out it's pretty awesome though because he gets a guide dog and never has to clean up dog poop (because he's blind). I don't know why I was so drawn to that book but I was, I remember thinking how great it was. I actually may still have a copy.
Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
I'm not really sure what the difference between "young adult" and "children's" is, so I'm going with the books that I reread most while growing up. Anne's rebellious streak, the unwanted orphan who strikes unlikely parental gold with Matthew and Marilla, her friendship with Diana and romance with Gilbert--these books were friends. I also blame them for part of my long obsession with Canada and Canadian books.