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Have Book Will Travel Book Review by Clever Arelis

Hola, amigas!  That’s Spanish for Hello friends!  I’m so happy to have my beautiful amiga Clever Arelis here today to share one of her fave books.  Arelis also speaks Spanish and I hope maybe one day she’ll share one of her fave Spanish or bilingual books with us, que no?  Here’s what Arelis thought of the book, Have Book, Will Travel.

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Have Book, Will Travel was a great read for young adults. It is a book written by son and father about the adventures of a young boy named Max, who is left in his Uncle’s care. One day he comes across a young girl named Darla who works in the castle but who lives outside the walls. They begin to meet in secret enjoying each other’s company and the book they read together. Have you ever gotten swept away by a book?

As the friendship of Darla and Max grows, they commit to share the adventures of the book together. What you think the book will be about is not what will happen at all! What happens next is for you to read about. I’ll give you a hint though … Have Book, Will Travel.

The only thing that was fuzzy was the time and place of where the book takes place to start. This factor does not take away from how great the book is. The book begins with a cliffhanger, it drives you in and you’ll find yourself constantly turning the page. Initially I thought the book would focus more on the difference in class as Max is rich and Darla is poor. I learned that in our youth sometimes it is evident the difference between how much money a family has, but children do not let this difference stop them from making friends. Children are not afraid to cross the line to create friendships and bonds. I think with an edited title or added tagline, this book would be picked up by many, which would make the sequel (if they choose to write it) to be that much more thrilling. Sequels are more fun to read when there is large group of people reading it and not just yourself. I recommend this book for ages 11 and up.

Will you pick up Have Book, Will Travel by Kfir Luzzatto?
arelisArelis Cintron is the current owner and main writer for My Pocketful of Thoughts. This blog records her journey towards enlightenment and shares what she has learned and is learning along the way. My Pocketful of Thoughts also provides a place for other writers to share their journeys towards enlightenment. Arelis is also working on a novel. She aims to own her own publishing company that publishes a magazine read by the entire family, except the pets! When Arelis is not writing or engaging with the Pushing Lovely Community she volunteers her time. On Friday nights she helps with her Church’s Youth Group and on Saturday morning’s you will find her teaching CCD.

Thanks Arelis!  Isn’t she adorbs? Check out her blog!