Theme Thursday 3
There are a couple of weekly link ups I like to join because they turn the spotlight on books I own but haven't read yet. I think those books are as much a part of my library as those I've reread so much that I have whole paragraphs burned into memory.
This will be the first time, however, that I will be featuring a book I don't even own. I haven't borrowed it or even held a copy in my hands--and I didn't even know what the cover looked like until I had to find an image for today's post. The first three chapters were excerpted at the end of my current read, and it is from them that I find the passage that most wonderfully matches this Thursday's theme . . .
This Week's Theme:
Was it hard for him to keep quiet? You bet, especially at first, like when he got to the bus stop and his friends were arguing about how the Jets had lost to the Patriots. But Dave had learned quickly that by nodding and smiling, by frowning and shrugging, by shaking his head, by giving a thumbs-up or a high-five, or even by just putting his hands in his coat pockets and turning away, not talking was possible. And by the time he'd ridden the bus to school, Dave had gotten pretty good at fitting in without speaking up.
Is anyone else pleased at the fact that a book with the title No Talking has such a great paragraph about action being able to outwit speech? Gestures are not just "louder" than words, but are often also more clever.
Image Source: No Talking by Andrew Clements