It’s We Recommend! In which we post a request that's been sent to us, and do our best to get that person the right book. Know a kid who needs a book to read? Send us (thediamondinthewindow (at) gmail (dot) com) his or her likes, dislikes, favorites, quirks, and any other reading information that might be helpful, and we will think on it, and pose it to our oh-so-helpful readers. And look in the comments—all the best recommendations are there.
I will admit that this next request moves me. This is from a cousin of Chestnut and Diana, a person we will here call The Elf, in honor of her elfin majesty. She is in 5th grade, and I've gotten this request not directly from her, as you can tell it's sent to an anonymous doter who would like to buy her a book. I feel the need to post it all the same. Because I know—I believe—you guys can help.
I LOVE ALL BOOKS
but here are some books that I want for christanukaday ( Christmas Chanukah and my birth day)
1. Eleanor and park by rainbow rowwel
2. Atlantia by Ally condie
3. The Grimm conclusion by Adam gidwitz
You definitely don't need to to get all of these and maybe just one of there are other books you think I would like or books that Diana or Chestnut have read then I would love to read them.
OK, yeah, I changed the names to Diana and Chestnut, because she doesn't normally refer to them by code name, but still—aw! And obviously, I should just be able to give her the right book, shouldn't I? And yet I don't know what to say. I tried Fangirl (of course I did!) but she's already read it. I tried to think about all the books that Diana and Chestnut have read, and I don't know where to start! There are so many, and so many of them are magical, and I believe The Elf's tastes range more toward realistic fiction. I do know that she loved The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr, I know she is voracious and smart, I know she wants to read something great. Here is what I have come up with:
I think she will really go for it—Diana thought it was great! But readers, won't you help the buyer indulge another book-lover among us? Put suggestions in the comments!