Saturday, November 3, 2012
Reading: Meet Kit by Valerie Tripp
What is great about this 50 book challenge is that I have the opportunity to read and re-read a lot of books that I most likely would have never picked up. I always wanted to come back to the American Girl novels just to relive the experience of reading them. Meet Kit was a great place to start. American Girl can sometimes be seen as an over-hyped franchise but I think it does live up to it's promise. With these dolls and stories it gives young girls someone to relate to. No one I knew personally as a kid wanted to write a newspaper but Kit did and I longed that she were a real person so we could create a newspaper together! That is what is so, for lack of a better word, magical about reading! You are taken to so many different places to meet so many new people!
Meet Kit was a very fast read as well as engaging. It was interesting to read about the Great Depression through the eyes of a young girl who doesn't quite yet understand the world. Wouldn't it be interesting if these books were rewritten in a more literary way? I would love to see that. Anyway, it was a good read and I give the book 3.5 out of 5 stars.