— feeling frankenstein
This should be required reading for every middle schooler, teacher, parent, lawmaker, scientist, environmental activist, anti-environmental activist...ok...everyone. Just read it.

Firstly, it's quite well written. As I said, Sachar. Can't go wrong there. Your reading brain will appreciate the experience. However, it is also incredibly difficult to force yourself through. Just because these particular "frankengerms" are imaginary, it doesn't mean they don't have real life cousins just waiting to eat me alive.

Sachar's relatable heroine Tamaya is the beacon of hope that keeps you committed to the end. While microbiology is the fastest acting villain of the story, the human bully is the all to realistic catalyst that sets our tale in motion. Tamaya takes on both with humility and determination, doing the right thing when things are most certainly NOT easy.

Read it and pass it on. The book, not your germs. Seriously. Go wash your hands.

Someone hand me the hand sanitizer...

Reblogged from Life in the Short Stacks:
— feeling frankenstein
Fuzzy Mud - Louis Sachar

A truly enjoyable, well-written (it's Sachar-of course it is!), yet utterly disturbing book. 


Deeper thoughts to come.  Stay tuned.  In the mean time, WASH YOUR HANDS and avoid fuzzy mud!