We all know book clubs are great. Gets you to read more books, and also gets you some girl time to talk, and enjoy eachothers company and their perspective of books. Well have you ever thought of doing it with your child? Well, you should, especially over the summer. I know, I know, summer is for fun!! Reading IS fun!
My oldest son is 12 and has struggled with reading. He hated reading and refused to read out loud for the longest time. Fortunately he was in a reading program that help build his confidence and great teachers to help encourage him.
Recently at school he is has been reading a book and checked out 2 so both him and I could read together. How sweet is that? I thought it was super cute that he wanted to do something like this. I actually got pretty excited because I love to read. And now that he has the confidence to read, I could not say no.
The book he brought home is a Newberry Award book called Dead End Norvelt. This book was really good. At first I was like, I don’t think I am going to like this. Boy was I wrong! It was great.
A novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is “grounded for life” by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack’s way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.
So, if you have a child who likes to read, try reading together and talk. What a great way to bond with your child and see what their opinions are.