Quick post for help here…
I read about A Monster Calls:
and bought it for Lovely Daughter #2.
Now she has finished it and is looking at me in accusatory way saying that she is bored.
She asked me, “When did I start reading this?” and said “Tuesday, I think.” She’s not enjoyed a book so much for ages, or spent so long reading voluntarily (as opposed to timetabled reading at school, for a certain amount of time each week.)
I tried The Diary of Anne Frank, but she didn’t take to it, or I Capture the Castle.
I asked what she liked about A Monster Calls and to sum up:
– She doesn’t mind if books are a bit sad, because they tend to be more dramatic that way
– She prefers books that are set in modern times
– She doesn’t mind if books are a bit fantasy oriented, but that’s not her major thing – she didn’t take Harry Potter(How so?!) or Philip Pullman
Help rescue us from Saturday morning cookery shows and iPods – what can I buy her?