Ok, first off, this book is way too easy for an adult to read. If you actually sit down, you can finish it in about 5 hours. I honestly loved it thoug...moreOk, first off, this book is way too easy for an adult to read. If you actually sit down, you can finish it in about 5 hours. I honestly loved it though. I was asked to read it by a family I babysit for because the mother thought The Hunger Games was too intense for her 12 year old son. (I disagreed, she insisted) This book is honestly a story I would start off an 8 or 9 year old with who is really interested in chapter books, or reading it to a 7 year old at bedtime. Yes, the book does deal with death and it is an action novel, however Collins is such an awesome writer that I honestly think it's worth the read of anyone who is a fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy.
I am excited to read the next ones in the series, Adam and Sara, the two of you would like this book a lot.(less)
This book rocks. I read it in the 3rd grade and just reread it with my cousin's kids this week when I was in DC. I can't get over how much I remembere...moreThis book rocks. I read it in the 3rd grade and just reread it with my cousin's kids this week when I was in DC. I can't get over how much I remembered from the book. The best part was when my cousin, his wife and my stepfather all discussed the book and it's more prominent points.
My favorite part is the little things that Henry and Ribsy get themselves into. The classic dog and boy adventures are so greatly expressed in these books, and I honestly didn't realize the book was written prior to WWII. Though as I got older and reread the book, I understood that there were little things that gave away the book's date, but the stories seem so timeless....honestly they do.
This book is a great read for children, both genders between the ages of 8 and 10 and probably are a good start for first chapter books. I remember reading them with the class in 3rd grade aloud, and if your child hasn't read them by the age of 12, I highly encourage them to do so.(less)