For those of you in the US, have a safe and happy 4th of July. I am dog sitting for my sister while she heads up to the northern part of Arizona for a rodeo. Phoenix is supposed to be around 108 on the 4th. YUCK! I have a serious love/hate relationship with this state. haha. However, my brother and I are going to throw some stuff on the grill and then I will be taking Emma out for fireworks. It will just be too hot to really do much.
On a fun note, I have located my childhood best friend! I have been looking for her for 10 years! We grew up in Kansas and have literally been friends since we were toddlers. She and I were like sisters. Then tragedy struck. When we were in 7th grade, her father was arrested for sexually abusing her. She and her brother were placed in foster homes. We saw each other once after we graduated high school (1996!) , then we talked in 1998 right after she was married and I moved to Phoenix. That was the last time. I have been searching for her on the internet for 10 years. I found her yesterday on myspace! I cried when I saw her photo and knew I finally found my best friend/sister again! The best part? She is in the Navy and is stationed in San Diego which is only 6 hours away! YAY! Oh my goodness, we were the biggest book worms! We read the entire Babysitter's Club Books, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Twins, the Archie and the Betty and Veronica comics and of course all the classics!
So I am off for the weekend but I would love to know what were your favorite books in junior high school/middle school, or high school? As we grow, our tastes change.
I loved the ones mentioned above, and add to the list:
The Lord Of the Rings entire series
A Wrinkle In Time
To Kill a Mockingbird
RL Stine's books
VC Andrews' books
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
6 Months to Live (about a girl with cancer who falls in love with another boy in the hospital)