Welcome to Mrs. Brecht's Bookshelf. Here you can read reviews of books that I read personally and books that I enjoy reading to my sons. Read more about our Caldecott journey here and about my decision to read banned/challenged books here. I'll also periodically post fun reading-related activities and ideas. Who knows, I may even start doing some book giveaways if I get enough readers!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kim - Summer 2010 - Thriller

Genre #7 -- Thriller
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
read 6/16/2010 - 6/21/2010

This was a fun book (a slow read for me, but fun, nonetheless). I loved seeing the country of India through Rudyard Kipling's eyes. His portrayal of the various castes and religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Islam, and spirit worship) especially interested me. The story line, though it didn't move as quickly as I would have liked, was also fun: street boy grows up to become a secret agent. The book took on an added charm for me when my dad told me that he remembered reading and enjoying Rudyard Kipling's book in high school.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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