#1 – Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
Genre: Children’s (but really, it can be for anyone of any age)
Page Numbers: 160 pages
Dates Read: 12/29/13
Plot in three lines or less: This is a timeless tale anyone can read, at any stage in life. Stripe and Yellow start life the way normal caterpillars do – eating and growing bigger. They know there’s more to life than this, so they try climbing instead. But even that holds no happiness for them. What can they do?
New read or re-read? Re-read.
Was it easy to read? Would you recommend it to others? It is a very easy read (don’t let the 160 pages fool you). It is a simple tale, told quickly, but that doesn’t mean it won’t force you to stop and reevaluate your life.
Why did I pick it up? I decided to start my Empty Shelf Challenge with an easy read, mainly because I like to start off quickly. That and I typically enjoy reading a quick read after I’ve spent a longer time reading other books. While the Narnia books in and of themselves were all quick reads, it took me almost the entire month of December to get through them, and I felt like I needed a quick read. And of course, it’s the perfect go-to book whenever I need some encouragement, and considering that I’m in the throes of waiting to settle on a house, I will take as much encouragement as I can get.
Other Notes? This book was a random find at Border’s one day. I saw it at a glance out of the corner of my eye, and was immediately drawn to it. I just had to get it.
Grand Total: 57