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Follow Friday: Life Changing Books

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme intended to connect the book blogging community. To join the blogging fun or find other blogs who participated in the meme, check out Parajunkee!

The featured blogger today is one of my faves, Bonnie of Hands and Home! Check out her fantastic blog- she’ll make you feel right at home! 🙂

From the Tuck Everlasting movie.

Today’s FF Question: Talk about the book that most changed or influenced your life (was it a book that turned you from an average to avid reader, did it help you deal with a particularly difficult situation, does it bring you comfort every time you read it?).

Answer: The answer I normally give for this can be found in my about section. It’s about reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (when it was first published) and how it helped me get through my mom’s breast cancer diagnosis.

But…I have mentioned that story a few times, so I’m going to list another awesome book moment. I remember so clearly reading Natalie Babbit’s Tuck Everlasting.

For some reason, I really connected with the book and how it described what it would be like to live forever. One reason why it stuck with me is probably because it’s so realistic of how that actually might go down.

Although it wasn’t anything truly life-altering, I remember falling in love with books a little bit more after reading this novel. If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend it. It’s timeless. The movie? It’s good but is made truly redeemable by Joshua Jackson. 😀

What books have changed you?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • alhicks

    I love that book! Great choice. I’ve never seen the movie, but will be sure to check it out! New follower. :]

  • Thank God you’re mom’s alright now 🙂 good thing HP’s there to keep you company.
    new follower here!

    my FF:

  • Sharon C

    Hi & Happy Friday!

    A great choice..

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

  • StuckInBooks

    Haven’t read Tuck Evelasting or seen the movie. Need to check it out.

    Here’s mine: http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2011/08/follow-friday-8511.html

  • Amanda Welling

    New follower 🙂 I loved Tuck Everlasting, not the movie as much of course!

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  • Interesting thought. I would have to say it was Orwell’s 1984 for me. Lord of the Flies probably comes in second.

  • I have to say that no ONE BOOK changed me, THEY ALL DID…because with each book their is some piece of me that needed to hear it read it learn it and do it.

  • Lauren Berman

    Harry Potter is also the book that had a huge impact on my life.
    I really hope your Mom is OK now.
    Here’s my HOP for this week.

  • vanessa

    I LOVE that one! Such a sweet story. Hopping through!! Happy Friday and have a great weekend 🙂

    My FF: http://lovelaughandread.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-4.html?zx=48707a3e23cab4f4

  • Lisa thanks so much! You are so sweet. I haven’t read Tuck Everlasting but I think it would be a good choice for my books to movies challenge. I always turn to books when life gets difficult and I am glad you were able to find comfort there too. I am so happy to hear that your mom in in remission and doing well!

  • Wendy Ewurum

    I must catch up with you guys on this book. Hi, following from FF: http://fabulosityreads.blogspot.com/

  • I haven’t read Tuck Everlasting (but I did see the movie). I’ll have to give it a look sometime. I love “gateway” books that make you want to read.
    And yay for your mom being in remission!

  • I haven’t read or seen Tuck Everlasting. I’ve heard good things about both, though. I should put them on lists! 😀

  • Hopping through. I loved Tuck Everlasting. I must have read it a dozen times. Still haven’t seen the movie though.

  • h_bgordon

    I’ve never read Tuck Everlasting but I love the sound of a story following someone who’s immortal! New follower thanks to FF, feel free to stop by: