Day 29: A Book Everyone Hated but I Liked

Go Set a Watchman

It seemed like no one was impressed with this novel, but I found it very powerful.  I just remembered to take it for what it was: a draft of a book that really wasn’t meant to be a sequel.  Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird may have the same characters, but really they are set in two different universes.  It may not be perfect, but I was really moved by this book.

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Day 27: Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I think finding out about Sirius, and the events after this reveal, was a pretty big surprise for me.  It really changed my entire view of what the series would be like.  It was a twist in the story that changed the direction of the whole series, and that is why, while it may not have been the biggest plot twist, I chose to list this one as the most surprising for me.

Day 26: A Book that Changed My Opinion About Something

Wicked

 

 

I learned a lot from this book.  Like there are always two sides to the story and that even the “bad guy” has some redeeming qualities.  Sometimes, when you find out a bit more about the other side, you can find sympathy for the other person.  I’ve learned to be a bit more open-minded and less black-and-white about things since reading the book (and seeing the musical, which was also pretty amazing!).