Friday, May 9, 2014
Books I Wish I'd Written.... (Jenny O'Connell)
There are two possible ways to answer this question - the first is books with ideas I wish I'd had, and the second is books that I just love, from the characters to the plot to the story being told. I would say that the books I wish I'd written have less to do with the first and more to do with the second. Rarely do I hear of a story plot or idea and am like, "Oh! Wish I thought of that!" But there are definitely books that I think are just so perfect in so many ways, I wish they'd come from my fingertips. Here they are:
I love Sonya's books, but this one especially so. It's told from the boy's point of view (it's actually a sequel to the book told in the girl's point of view, What My Mother Doesn't Know). As always, her verse is impeccable, the story is captivating and what she does with so few words just blows me away.
When I read the Junie B. Jones' books with my daughter years ago I remember thinking, "Damn, this is funny. And, damn, I love this girl. And, damn, I wish I wrote these books!!!"
Posted by J OConnell at 12:02 PM