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Sandi's comments from the Young Adult Fiction for Adults group.

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Aug 31, 2008 07:31AM

1112 Newengland, I'll have to check out some of the war books. My son loves watching the Military Channel and my husband has him watching Generation Kill on HBO. (I'm not at all happy about the latter.)
Aug 24, 2008 07:09AM

1112 My son and his friends loved "Al Capone Does My Shirts" when they read it for 6th grade lit last year. Most of the boys had read it before 6th grade, so it was a second reading for them.

My son also loved the Crispin books by Avi and "Call of the Wild" by Jack London.

The classics like "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Old Yeller" are usually pretty reliable, but I haven't been able to get my son to read them.
Jun 23, 2008 05:15PM

1112 I just finished reading it and I have reviewed it. All I can say is that EVERYONE should read this book. I never expected it to be as powerful as it is.
Jun 21, 2008 03:50PM

1112 Well, my son finished the book. I'll be reading it right after my re-read of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" He did tell me that it does contain some "adult" material. He either said "adult material" or "adult situations." It was pretty funny. He was so embarrassed. He wanted to know why I gave him a book that had that stuff in it. Now, I HAVE to read it to find out what the heck he's talking about.
Jun 09, 2008 07:52AM

1112 I got really sneaky and started reading the first chapter out loud. I stopped after a few pages and my son was so hooked, he ended up finished the first two chapters before going to bed. He continued reading it on the way to school.

Now, I can't wait to read the book.
Jun 06, 2008 05:48PM

1112 Has anyone read this book yet? It just came out in April. I heard a bit of the audio book on the ClonePod podcast and I've listened to a couple of interviews with the author. I just picked up a copy of the book today and am really looking forward to reading it. Has anyone here read it?

Oh, and I guess I should introduce myself. I'm Sandi. I have an almost-13 year old son who is not interested in reading even though he is capable of reading college-level books. I've started trying to read 1-2 boy-oriented young adult books a month so I can find something to engage him in reading. I think this book will do it because it's about online-gaming teenagers trying to keep America free.

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