Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Hating Book

Author: Charlotte Zolotow

First line: I hate hate hated my friend.

Why you should read this book: In enticing rhythmic prose, a little girl expresses her feelings for a friend who snubs her. The small hurts pile up, until the protagonist confronts her friend and they both learn the best way to solve problems is to discuss them. An enduring classic, and eye-opening for a generation of kids who've learned that hate is a naughty word, but not how to express their anger in healthy and constructive ways.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You prefer to hold a grudge

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