Friday, 7 February 2014

Feature and Follow Friday


Time once again for Feature and Follow Friday, an awesome weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read designed to help book bloggers meet and connect. This weeks all-important question is:

If you could read a book for the “first time” again, which book would it be? Why?

Even though it probably feels a bit dated now (as it was first published in 1993,) I would choose Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden. This one has so many amazing twists and turns as the lead characters fight to defend their country against invading forces. The heroine Ellie is not only a very strong young woman, but she is amazingly resourceful. I think a lot of modern YA heroines could take a leaf out of her book.

The second book I would choose is one of my all-time favourites, Oliver Twist. I was amazed by just how different the book is to its most famous film adaption. It's actually quite dark. It surprised me that anyone could make a musical out of some of the subject matter. 

What about you? Which book (or books) would you choose?

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  3. I haven't read Tomorrow When the War Began, but I love Oliver Twist!

    New Bloglovin follower.

    Here is My FF

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    1. Oliver Twist is a brilliant book. Thanks for stopping by, I'll have to dash over and look at your FF now :-)

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  4. Haven't read either book. Glad you enjoyed them. Have a great week.

    Lacie @ Rainy Dayz Reviewz
    My FF

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    1. Give them a go at some stage--totally worth it. Will have a look at your FF.

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  5. Oliver Twist is a classic, wonderful book but the other title is new to me.

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. Tomorrow When the War Began is a wonderful book. Highly recommended.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Oliver Twist is timeless! It's a good choice! Happy Friday!

    New follower on GFC and BlogLovin'. My first FF!

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  7. Nice picks. I have Tomorrow When The War Began on my TBR list, it's sitting on my bookshelf now waiting to be read. New GFC & Bloglovin' follower :) My F&F Friday.

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  8. Hi there, following thru from Parajunkie's FF, and now following you via GFC & Google+. You can find me at BookShelves Of Dreams

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