October 15, 2009

Throw Back Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a meme started by Taste Life Twice and is a post about a book that has been out for a while that deserves to be talked about again because yes, it was that good!

This weeks throw back is:

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

This is a book that has been out for a while. It won the Newberry in 1995, but I never read it. I had student after student tell what an great book it was. My own daughter loved it, but I just couldn't get myself to read it. I was afraid that the main character would annoy me as some main characters in serious MG book do. I couldn't have been more wrong! It is a beautiful story that shows not only the love of a girl for her mother, but also what happens when that love is tested. I'm glad I finally sat down and read it, and that I now get why everyone told me I should.

From Barnes and Noble

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, "Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins." Despite her father's warning that she is "fishing in the air," Salamanca hopes to bring her home. By drawing strength from her Native American ancestry, she is able to face the truth about her mother.


  1. O this sounds good. I love Native American culture.

  2. I remember reading this years ago. I hated it! LOL... I'm not crazy about unreliable narrators, though (if that's what you would call Sal... maybe she's just delusional).

    I think this is one of those books that you either love or hate. I went on to read some of Sharon Creech's other books, though, so I couldn't have been that disgusted with the author. (I think I read Chasing Redbird... but it's been a while, so I don't remember much other than that I liked it.)

  3. Hey, I just wanted say hi and tell you that I really enjoyed reading your blog. I'd never heard of this book but you made it sound really interesting. I'll have to add it to my "To Be Read List" which keeps getting longer and longer. I hope you don't mind that I'm following you now....

  4. Sharon - I NEVER mind when people follow me :) As long as they aren't spammers of course! Glad you found me.