Attack on Young Adult Books Justified?
First, the perfect YA (Young Adult) book:
Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell [chapter book, for ages 11-18]
This is what I was thinking when I came up with this kooky list:
Can you think of any more coming of age chapter book for girls set during the summer? I’d love to add your pick! Thanks!
Well, it happened and I could not be more excited. My reluctant reader is now tearing through books faster than I. Her reluctance to read began in first year during that terrible year where the teacher was absent so often that there were actually substitutes for substitutes. She also has a natural inclination to be as far away from the limelight as possible and this included reading aloud, even just to me. Ok, especially to me because she hated being corrected and slowing down to decode and frankly, reading books where the difficulty level was correct but the plot was a snooze. Those were some tough years trying to get her to read. Read more…