Aug 6, 2013


Today’s Young Reader Review comes from Abby, a rising fifth grader who loves to read. I hope you enjoy this great review!

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Hi! Thank you so much for joining us today, Abby! Please tell us a little about yourself.

Thank you for having me today! I am ten years old. I enjoy playing soccer, running track, and drawing, as well as reading. I have a dog named Daisy and I would love to have a pet hamster, but my mom has a no rodent in the house rule.

I *completely* understand the “no rodent” rule! = ) What types of books do you enjoy reading?

I read Chapter Books and Middle Grade books. I really enjoy fantasy, mystery, and contemporary books!

Wow—you have a variety of reading interests! What is your very favorite genre?

My very favorite kind of book is a contemporary book. I like stories that have kids my own age in them and take place at school. Andrew Clements’ books are funny, but I also love because of mr. terupt, which makes me cry every time I read it. I enjoy older classics like Anne of Green Gables and the Nancy Drew books and newer classics like the Harry Potter series. I also read a lot of historical fiction books.

I like humorous books too, and I especially love reading classics. Nancy Drew books were one of my favorite series when I was your age! I know it is hard to pick a favorite book of all time, but tell us about your current favorite.

My current favorite book is The Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica. The main character is a quarterback who has potential to be great, but isn’t performing well which is the least of his problems. His best friend, April, is going blind. When he has a chance to restore her sight, he does everything he can. I found this book to be very moving and inspirational.
The Million Dollar Throw sounds like a warm, wonderful book! I am adding it to my “To Be Read” list! Are there any kinds of books that you would like to see more of?

I would love more books like the Lemony Snicket series and Wendy Mass-type of books.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us about books or reading?

I like reading at night when the house is quiet. When I am into a story, I feel like I am the main character. Sometimes I feel like I could read forever!

Me too! I can’t go to sleep at night unless I read awhile first. That is the magic of reading—it can take you on fantastic adventures without ever having to pack a suitcase! = )

Thanks again for joining us today, Abby! Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation, and have a great fifth grade year!

Thank you for having me!


  1. Wow, LOVE THIS! Thanks, Becky for hosting Abby and her review. I enjoyed her perspective. And I hadn't heard of Million Dollar Throw. Will have to look it up.

    1. Thanks, Ruth. I hadn't heard of this book either, but am excited to read it soon! = )

  2. There's nothing like reading when the house is quiet. Great interview- Abby sounds like someone I'd like to sit down and talk books with! =)

  3. Wendy Mass is great and a friend of mine. :)

    Great interview. Abby seems wise beyond her years.

    1. It is so cool that you are friends with Wendy Mass! Thanks for stopping by! = )

  4. Nice interview! I hope Abby checks in again later to talk about more books she likes!


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