March's Pick for the Classic Read-along at The Midnight Garden:
The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary Discussion Date: Friday, March 28th
My Thoughts: This was a very touching, innocent look at first loves. I adored the quote "This was love, she knew not the love-for-keeps that would come later, but love that was real and true just the same." I loved how Beverly Cleary captures all those innocent, uneasy feelings of looking at a group of boys standing in the hall talking and knowing there is that "one boy" you want to walk over and start a conversation with, but at the same time all those nervous butterfly emotions are clouding your ability to. There is something about the timeless quality of a book like that even now I can still identify with those feelings. A true exploration of teenage girls and the way that sometimes by falling in love with the wrong boy, you just might find the right one. My review copy was from the library.