Finding Pony is about a teenage boy who is thrown into the social services/foster care system. The story is about his desire to find and be reunited with his little sister, Pony. The book was very realistic, and at times heartbreaking, because of the insight into this world. There is a bit of language in the book, but I feel it was necessary to add realism to the story. Teenage boys in a group center would probably not always use proper language. I really loved the story and am excited for other people to learn of Kara's debut book.
*I liked this book so much that I bought another book by the same author called Seven Miracles That Saved America. I'm reading the book right now, and I'll talk about it in my February book review.
I borrowed the book using my library app on my cell phone and iPad. As a general rule, I borrow my fiction books from the library but like to buy my self improvement and non-fiction books. Also, because I teach off of an iPad all day long, I long to hold an actual book in my hands. It's been nice switching back to real live books rather than ebooks. All of my February books I plan to read are books I can hold in my hand.
Chris Hogan's specialty in finance is dealing with retirement. The big theme of the book is that retirement is not an age or a number but an attitude. The other message is that it is never too late (or early) to plan for the future. We are ALL going to get to a point in life where we want to or have to stop working. We have to prepare for that time. I want my retirement to be inspired rather than scary. The book was practical and yet very encouraging about planning for the great years ahead! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in this topic.
Books on tap for February include another history type book, one on Mother Teresa, two faith books, and a romance. I better get to reading!