I am currently reading Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpoole. Awesome book, and the main character is Abilene (love her name!) She has been sent to Manifest, Kansas by her father, Gideon where she has stumbled across a long-buried town mystery.
Abilene is keen, smart, and interested in figuring things out. She knows when to keep her mouth shut, push someone's buttons, and how to act in any situation. She is mature beyond her years, and that is a very endearing quality.
Her name is a great choice for her because like it, she is different from everyone else. Amazing book, I hope to finish it tonight!
This week is also "Follow Friday" sponsored by parajunkee.com - Check her out!
"Do you have anyone you can sit down and talk about books with - Tell about them."
I absolutely do...my coworkers love to read, but especially my girl Anita - she and I converse back and forth about books, are constantly borrowing from one another and making recommendations. Luckily, teaching middle school has instilled a love of young adult literature in both of us.
Today is also TGIF at GReads! Her question is,
If you could visit any fictional setting, where would you go and why?
I love this question because as mentioned above, I am reading Moon Over Manifest, which I LOVE. The setting for this book is Manifest, Kansas and while the story and characters are great, it is the setting that truly makes this book. The town is small, with a lot of history, and even more secrets. I feel like I am sitting at Shady's First Baptist Church and Bar (ironic, huh?) with Abilene. It is a great setting for a historical mystery and definitely adds to the drama.