I thought it would be fun to do a little highlight on the kids and what they're reading.....
Bud: age nearly 18 (WHAT!!?? No way!) He's having trouble lately getting into a book. But he's recently decided to finish reading, once and for all, the Ender's Shadow series by Orson Scott Card. He read and loved all the Ender's Game books, but sort of ran out of steam when it came to this companion series, so hopefully, he'll really do it.
He's a huge fan of Catcher in the Rye ( a book I haven't even read yet and am feeling a major need to now for sure!) and raved and raved about after reading it last year... something he read all on his own, not even a school assignment!
He's followed along with all the Harry Potter books, though instead of taking a day or two to read it (like some of the rest of us) he takes a slow couple of weeks. I made him read Twilight recently, too, and he said... "It was okay." Gasp! Just okay? Well... it is kind of a girl's book I guess!
JJ: age 15 1/2. Now here's the kid after my own heart! She can read a book in one sitting and we share and read together many, many YA books, mainly fantasies and romances. Most recently, we've both read a couple of Meg Cabot books (I think I'm addicted to her) and the Maximum Ride series. She also LOVES the Pendragon series, the Alex Rider series, and anything by Lurlene McDaniel. Luckily, she'll still be gone on her dance tour (she left today) when Harry Potter comes out and so we won't have to fight for the book. We will, however, have a major problem when it comes to Eclipse a few weeks later! I've been trying to talk her into Little Women, or Anne of Green Gables, or Jane Eyre.... but so far... no luck.
Moder: age 12. Boy #2 is also having a problem getting into and loving a book. We've gone through our stashes and he's hauled quite the pile to his room to try. But I think it overwhelms him. Like JJ, he also loves the Pendragon series and a series called The Grey Griffins, which starts with the book The Revenge of the Shadow King. I know there's TONS of books out there that he would love if only he'd sit and just start one of them!
Toto: age 8. She is really taking off on the reading thing, but her problem is she can't still still long enough and has too many other things going on in her head! But, she is eating up the Magic Tree House series, and recently finished The Bad Beginning of Unfortunate Events fame and went right on to the the next book! She read and loved Junie B. Jones, but is over that now! She also read all the books about her American Girl doll, Kirsten. Maybe next year I'll introduce her to the Babysitter's Club books... these are the ones that turned JJ into a major reader.
So.... those of you with kids... what fun books are they reading this summer?