by Annie Spence
Reviewed by: Jennifer Chretien, Reference Librarian
Rating: 4.5 stars
Dear Dear Fahrenheit 451,
I wish I could tell you how much you made me laugh and nod my head in agreement on almost every page. It's like you could see into my thoughts as I read most of the books you wrote about.
I wish I thought to write love and break up letters to books that had affected me like you did. It's clever, heartfelt, and something I think every dedicated (obsessive) reader identifies with. Your letter to the bookshelf at a party you attended resonated with my introverted soul. Your dreaming of having the Beast's library in Beauty of the Beast is also a cherished dream of mine. I took so many screen shots of your pages to share with my friends that I knew would "get" you. I highlighted so many passages on my kindle so I can refer to them later when I need to feel like someone else understands my unabashed love for books like Matilda. You see I too will also likely have a book shed that my child will "lock me in during the day because I've started confusing real life with novel plots" and that will be ok. Finally, thank you for providing some handy book lists at the end so I can refer to them if my reader's advisory bag of tricks needs some variety.
Looking forward to your next work so much,