Book Adventures

Since it’s a cool, rainy Saturday, I thought it would be fitting to post about books.  I am at the end of I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.  Even though I left my teenage years behind over 20 years ago, I still enjoy reading teen fiction.   Many fun, adventurous series have been released since Harry Potter.  I remember many different series I read when I was in school and I thought it would be fun to write about them.

One of the first series I remember reading is Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  A friend recommended them to me and I quickly became hooked.  So hooked that my mother became upset with me for staying in my room so much in my pajamas.

Another series I started reading a short time later was Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal.  Remember that series?  The twin blonde sisters?  I read quite a few of them as I longed for high school, hoping I could be half as beautiful as the Wakefield sisters.  I pictured myself with trendy clothes, thick, wavy hair and beautiful boyfriends.

The funnest series I read was the Choose Your Own Adventure series (various authors).  We did not have interactive games that are common today, so these books were a breakthrough in my preteen years.  It was great fun to make choices during the story, like being in the character’s shoes, and turning to a certain page from there to see the outcome.  Many times my decision would lead me to another page to make another choice, ultimately leading me to a happy ending.  Other times I would meet my sudden fate.

It amazes me when I compare these books I grew up with to the teen fiction series I shared with my sons.  I will be revisiting the latter in future posts.  I just love books!  What series did you read when you were growing up? Thanks for reading my blog and I would love to hear from you!