Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog Tour: I'm Not Her - Janet Gurtler - Into the Past

Janet Gurtler is here today talking about the books that she would recommend at different intervals throughout her past. Thank you for being here, Janet! You can follow along with the Teen Book Scene blog tour for I'm Not Her here, or by clicking the banner. Enjoy!

Into the Past: What books would your past self recommend at ages 6, 11, 16 and 20? 

Like most of us who love to read, books were like treasure to me at every age. Here’s a look at books I’d recommend at different ages.

Age Six- Harriet the Spy. I loved her so much that I think I convinced myself for awhile that I was her.

Age 11- A Wrinkle in Time. Again. This book had such a huge impact on me. We read it as a class when I was in grade 6 and I was completely absolutely hooked. The teacher would read a chapter at a time and we’d do projects and talk about the characters and I was living in Meg’s world and obsessed.

Age 16- SE Hinton books ruled my world. My favourite book was That Was Then, This is Now.

Age 20- This was a brief period in my life where I didn’t read as much because I was going to college and most of my free time I was studying. One book that was assigned in my Canadian Literature class was Lady Oracle and I can remember that having a big impact on me (and leading to a ghostly encounter that still spooks me to this day and I`ll tell you about some time if you ask).

Great books! I am intrigued by the ghostly encounter. Consider this as me asking about it! ;)
Thank you for this awesome post, Janet! :) 


Brainy Tess Smith is the younger sibling of the beautiful, popular, volleyball-scholarship-bound Kristina. When Kristina is diagnosed with bone cancer, it drastically changes both sisters' lives. Sometimes the things that annoy us the most about our siblings are the ones we'd miss the most if we lost them.

In this YA literary coming-of-age novel that will appeal to readers who love Jodi Picoult and Sarah Dessen, sisters Tess and Kristina discover not only who they are, but who they can become.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.

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