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Step 2: Find out who's under your inner Snape..... [Feb. 29th, 2012|07:52 am]
kyle cassidy
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My favorite Leap Day book is the Towers of February by Tonka Dragt. Like many other Gen-Xers I discovered this in the 1970's and also like many other Gen-Xers some time in the 2000's I paid a fancy amount to get a new copy because it has gone out of print.

Young Tom Witt wakes up with no memory and over the course of the novel discovers that he has traveled across dimensions with his mentor, Thomas Alva. This travel is only possible on the 29th of February and the process wipes your memory clean. Can Tom get home? Does he want to get home? Did he leave home to get here? Can he and Thomas remember how it was done anyway, or will they have to wait another four years?

Can't possibly celebrate a leap day without it. It's a marvelous Young Adult Adventure. Read it if you can find a copy.

And check out this post I made about it in Feb of 2009 & let me know about your favorite YA novels.

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[User Picture]From: themouseketeer
2012-02-29 08:29 pm (UTC)
Well, a quick glance to my right, and there *are* my favourite books from my childhood....

Rosemary Sutcliff's Warrier Scarlet (any of her books, but particularly that one)
I am David by Anne Holm
Josh by Ivan Southall
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Lost Prince

All spoke of someone feeling outside of society, for some reason or other. I Am David, and Josh no longer resonate with me, for which I am glad. But the others are reread from time to time.

As for more modern YA, I am rejoicing in the variety and exploring the options. With a child in tow, the only section of the library I get to look at is the children's section - including YA. I have been devouring The Ranger's Apprentice series, by John Flanagan. Fantasy type, but without the trolls. Swords, friendship, bowmanship, fast pace, good fun.

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[User Picture]From: seanvdm
2012-03-01 10:24 am (UTC)
hey, you're reading a dutch classic there. Tonke Dragt is one of the most popular authors of children's lit over here. I'd recommend her book "Letter For The King" as well.
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[User Picture]From: pteppic
2012-03-01 01:09 pm (UTC)
I swear you do this on purpose. I get my hair cut and a few days later you do the same. Are we just linked in psychic hair-cycles?

Or do we just both get to the same point of frustration, at about the same time, and go "get it off!".
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