Thursday, March 15, 2012
Booking Through Thursday
This week's BTT question is:
Have you ever used a book to instruct someone of something or is there anyone for whom you would like to do that? (I don’t mean a text book for a class, but a work of fiction or non-fiction that would get a certain message across either through plot or character). What is the book and what do you wish to impart?
I think fiction can teach so many things--without being preachy. That is why readers are usually more open-minded and are usually more empathetic towards others. ( usually )
I can think of lots of books that are very 'thought-provoking'. One that has always stuck with me is "Mississippi Bridge" by Mildred D. Taylor.
I'm not sure how I would use it to instruct someone, but I think if you read it, you would never be able to get it out of your mind. On the surface, it looks like a simple child's novel, juvenile fiction-- and it takes only an hour to read. Once you read it tho, you will understand how deep a story it is. It's a very multi-layered and profound story. I can't even begin to do it justice with my description. So I won't.
Just read it. I dare you! I challenge you! Read it.
It will never leave you.
What would I wish to impart? That life is never as simple or as black and white (sorry for the pun--if you have read the book) as it looks from the outside.
You've heard that term "what a mile in my shoes?"
That is this book--somewhat. I told you--it's multi-layered and deep. And hard to explain. You just have to experience it.
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