YA Reading

June 27, 2010 Ka'ela Ja'el

I love reading, and growing up I never had my nose out of a book. Although now I don’t read novels nearly as much as I would like to, I’ve realised I do still read a lot. And so do my kids. Well, two of the three do anyway.
Munchkin is my non-reading child. He’s 14 and it has always been a chore to get him to pick up a book. I’ve tried different tacts over the years, but never with great success. So one of my challenges to myself with homeschooling was to encourage him to read. Weekly library visits and fortnightly book reports are on the agenda.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for books that might appeal to him, without a great deal of luck. The other week I visited the wonderful editormum, and left with a pile of (predominantly YA) books.   
Not surprisingly, Ratbag (17) was thrilled and he has proceeded to vacuum them up.  The big surprise was Munchkin. He picked up Changeling by Sean Williams and is now on book 3 of the trilogy. He loves the world and the story, and for the first time ever, he’s excited to be reading! That means this is his third novel in three weeks! So yay! 🙂 Probably more than he reads in a year. (Thank you,ladnews! and Thank you, editormum
So if anyone has any suggestions along those lines, that would be really cool 🙂

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  • 1. callistra  |  June 27, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    What about some Scott Westerfiel? Uglies, Pretties, Special, etc etc etc.

  • 2. cassiphone  |  June 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan would be a good one! He’s just the right age for it. Also I havent’ read them myself but maybe the Spiderwick chronicles?

  • 3. battblush  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I’ve just finished the two Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins and can’t stop raving about them. They are two of the best books I’ve read in almost forever and like all good YA are fantastic for both adults and teens alike.

    • 4. battblush  |  June 28, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Oh, and, Mandurah Library has a really extensive range of graphic novels. Check them out.

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