Yes, “Hurrah!” to Marcella for telling us about Ella Minnow Pea! Finished it while camping and then gave it to my stepmom when she forgot her book when we went to the beach (criminal!) and she loved it too! Very, very much.
After Ella I read William Sleator’s Interstellar Pig. As I sci-fi fan I had been told on more than one occasion to read this book and I am so glad I finally did. I seriously couldn’t put it down … well except for when toasting marshmallows by the campfire. It is such a fascinating story and the language is brilliant and the characters are fantastic. And it starts out suspenseful and intriguing right away with a tale of a sea captain, his insane brother, and a haunted room… incredible! I can’t wait to recommend it to some 13 yr old boy! It really is a “must read” if you haven’t already! Love, love, love that book!