This week, after reading the Hannah Swensen food mysteries #2-15, I finally read the book that started it all. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. And this book did not disappoint. Our heroine found the body of the local milk man fallen amidst a scattering of broken chocolate chip cookies! And proceeded to beat the local law in finding the killer. Then I bravely cracked the cover of another literary novel, despite my terrible experience with The Chocolate War. This time I tried Monster by Walter Dean Myers. And just when I thought that my brain was incapable of enjoying award winning fiction…I completely loved this book. Thoughtful and soul searching this book looks at the story of a sixteen-year-old boy in prison awaiting trial for felony murder. The author paints prison life carefully giving you enough detail to send the reader there without giving you so many terrible details that you feel ill. A challenging look at life and choices and friends and humanity. Although I can only recomend for older teens for obvious reasons. So finally, a literary book I like.