July 1, 2013

Monday Pep Rally: Childhood Reading

If you'll recall, we've changed up our format a little bit for these posts. Because we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters, we're taking the discussion to twitter! Every Monday, we'll be talking about our Pep Rally question on twitter and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!

When I was a tiny little Maggie, I wore bonnets. Like, Little House on the Prairie style bonnets. The Little House books were my absolute favorites from age 2-5, and if you look at pictures of me during that time, you can see just how much they influenced my fashion choices, if nothing else!

Starting about age 5, I moved on. Babysitter's Club. I couldn't wait to be old enough to babysit. And to go to middle school, and have crushes on boys. I started clubs with my friends doing everything you can imagine. 

Later, there was Sweet Valley High. There was Christopher Pike. There were all the adult books I got into as a teenager, because there wasn't the selection of YA there is now. 

I can measure my life by which books I was reading at the time, and sometimes I wonder which YA books today would have influenced me as much as the ones I read did back then. 

What do you think? Which books were most important to you as a kid/teenager? Which current YA books do you think teenage you would have been obsessed with? 


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