At that age, I guess she was more interested in ripping up the books than she was in listening to the story but she’s gotten better with age. Thankfully. Replacing all of those books got expensive!
We’ve made it a habit to read at least one book to her right before bed and the length of those books has gotten longer and longer.
A few weeks ago – maybe even a month – I received a book titled The Lost Children [affiliate link] which is actually a YA book but I’m not bookist…I’ll read just about anything.
The plan was for me to read the book and then review it shortly thereafter. What actually ended up happening is Cara nabbed the shipping package – and the book – and claimed the book as her own. I read the excerpt and told Cara that if it got too scary then she would have to find another book.
And you know? It never got so scary that we had to stop reading it together.
Every night, we read one chapter right before bed and sometimes two or three since a lot of the chapters tended to be short.
The story was good, the characters were engaging and believable and if the book could hold the attention of my three year old, you know it wasn’t a boring book.
While I’m not going to ruin the ending of the book for you – since it’s a doozy – Tucker and I had a logic issue with it. After all, this book does deal heavily with time travel so there’s bound to be some confusing stuff going on. But, even though Tucker and I ended up spending 45 minutes discussing the ending of The Lost Children [affiliate link], Cara seemed to enjoy and accept it
Now, the most important question, would I have read the book if Cara hadn’t wanted to read it? Yes.
Would I recommend this book to friends and family? Yes, but probably not to three year olds. Since the book’s protagonist is a 12 year old girl, the age range listed on Amazon.com is grades 4-7. But, like I said, I’m well over Grade 7 and I enjoyed it.
And, since we all enjoyed the book so much, I want to offer a copy to you guys.
Comment below with your favorite kid’s/YA book either from your childhood or from your kids’ childhoods.
Rules: The contest will run from now until the 24th of May. Comments will be shut off at 10AM on May 24th. I’ll determine the winner via the Random Number Generator on Random.org based on the number of entrants with the first commenter being assigned the #1 and so on.
The winner will be contacted via the comment they leave in the comment from below so make sure the email address you leave is real. If the winner doesn’t respond within seven days, they’ll be removed from the list and I’ll run the generator again. Rinse and repeat.
*Disclaimer Stuff: I recieved this book to review and promised to give it a read and a fair review. This is a book I would have purchased if I had known about it beforehand.*
The winner has been chosen!
[insert bugles and stuff here]
What the heck does that mean, right? That means if you start at the first comment posted for this post and count down to the sixth comment that the sixth commenter won the book. Huzzah! David has won!
I’ll email him now and if he doesn’t get back to me within seven days then I’ll pull him from the pool and run the generator again.