As always, I'm joining in at 5 Minutes for Books and sharing what my kids have enjoyed reading this past month.
Amanda, age 13:
Last month she had just started Twilight. Between now and then she finished that one and then also read the 2nd and 3rd books in the series and has started Breaking Dawn.
I asked for her thoughts on the books for this post:
"They are stupid. They are good enough to keep reading, but they are still stupid."
I think that's her way of saying that the plot is good, but the writing isn't great. Also, I know that she is very annoyed by Bella.
Then I asked her about Crossed, which we both read this month: "I loved Crossed. It was more romance book-ish than Matched" (book 1 in the series which she also liked).
I've linked to my review of Crossed which will be live on 5 Minutes for Books at noon Eastern today. There's a giveaway too, so you should definitely check it out.
Kyle, age 7 1/2:
Kyle is still firmly ensconced in Calvin and Hobbes, but he did like the Peanuts collection I got him at Christmas as well.
As for "real books," he has found out that he enjoys some of the Boxcar Children books (the later, cheesier, more modern ones), but he's still reluctant to try out some books that are on his AR level (4th grade). Since I work in his school library, I always do research for him. The Hank Zipzer and Encyclopedia Brown books are both on his level, and I keep suggesting them, but so far he is resisting. Any real kid endorsements I can pass on to him regarding either of this series??