What do Young readers want in a novel? What makes a great novel for a middle grader? I figured since I know a kid who voraciously devours books, I’d just ask.
Eric just finished “The Genius Files Mission Impossible” by Dan Gutman
He couldn’t stop talking about it. Of course, when I turned the camera on, he composed himself and didn’t seem enthusiastic, but at least he gets his points across.
- Drum up a little humor
- Package it up with lots of action
- and kick someone in the crotch.
Apparently this is a recipe for success.
Thank you Eric!
Side note: My Thursday book review post was the least commented post I’ve had in a very long time. Although Gloria Richard said it was the best book review she’d ever seen (Thanks Gloria) it will probably be my last. It was a lot of work, and a lot of thought. If most of you aren’t into it, I will stick to my normal ranting.
I hope you found this one helpful, though. Who better to tell you what kids like than a kid!