Book Joy – sharing a favorite book with a friend and having them love it, too


I get such joy when I lend a book that I love, a real favorite, to a friend, and they end up loving it, too! Recently I lent a friend The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key–one of my very favorite MG fantasy books–and she loved it! It gave me such good feeling to hear back how much she loved it as well.

The Forgotten Door is a fantastic story, AND I love the ethics in it as well, the way that Jon is so very caring and kind and ethical, and uses his telepathy and other powers to help others, not hurt them–and how this is contrasted by greedy, brutal people. At the same time, Jon is helped by some very good people, and it always gives me hope to read this book. If you’re looking for a good read, I hope you’ll pick it up.

Have you lent a favorite book to a friend and had them love it, too? What books have you lent out?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to Book Joy – sharing a favorite book with a friend and having them love it, too

  1. The most recent book I lent to a friend was The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. Actually, I first borrowed it from another friend, loved it, and went out and bought two copies of my own to share with others! In particular I have a close friend who loves poetry and lives with chronic health problems, and I thought if nothing else she’d relate. She ended up devouring it and loving it, too. That was incredibly satisfying.

    I love loaning books to my mom, too, because our tastes overlap. Last year it was Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Supetys, and Chime, by Franny Billingsly. Next she’s getting some John Green. 🙂

  2. Lisa, that’s so cool that you loved John Green’s book so much you bought two copies…to share out! AND that your friend loved it as much as you did.

    And how very neat to be able to share books with your mom, to have her enjoy many of the ones you do. I love it!

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