Favorite Obscure Childhood Book
I just stumbled upon a little blog called Becoming Cliche. Her blog has called to order the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club. She asked people to blog about their favorite obscure childhood books. I got so excited about this, that I jumped on Amazon and looked for my book choice (I couldn’t remember the author’s name), and bought it for $4.00 so I can read it again!
So this post is about my favorite book growing up. I’m not sure how obscure it is, but I haven’t met a lot of people who know about it. It was called Silver by Norma Fox Mazer.
I spent so much time at the local library as a kid, that the librarian started recommending books to me, and this was one of them. The story is about a girl named Sarabeth Silver. She lives in a trailer park with her mother. A lot of her friends come from affluent families, and she feels left out.
I think I read this book about a million times as a teen – that’s how much I loved it. I have no idea why I related to it so much. I didn’t live in a trailer park. My parents were (and still are) married. We weren’t rich, but we had what we needed. My only guess is that it was because she was a bit of an outcast and so was I. She was hiding a secret about herself (about where she lives) and I was hiding my sexuality.
I think when you can vividly remember where you were when a book came into your life, it has to be really good. I would highly recommend this obscure childhood book!