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This is, I think, a little known work of Orwell's that I came across in some used bookstore. The stories of his time working in restaurants is hilarious and a little bizarre. You'd be amazed at how little anything has changed from then til now. I enjoy everything Orwell, I think he's an excellent and keen observer and essayist. This book is a bit of a departure but really fun.
I have had this book in my TBR pile for a while and couldn't wait to get around to reading it, since I love reading Meg Cabot's blog and was hoping I would enjoy the book just as much. But for the first half of the book, I was slightly disappointed. I felt that Lizzie seemed like a complete airhead and I just couldn't get why she was so obsessed with Andrew. But halfway through the book, when she and Andrew break up, it gets much better. I liked her interactions with Luke and she became a stronger character. And I really liked Luke--he seemed like the type of guy that I'd fall for (and probably every other girl too!) The scenery seems so beautiful--I want to visit place like Château Mirac! I have the next book, Queen of Babble in the Big City, in my TBR pile and I can't wait until I have a chance to get around to reading it!
Classic Dick King-Smith. A perfect parent/child, teacher/class read aloud book for small children.