Every now and again I like to discuss literature with a more sophisticated and saavy reader, so I asked 12-year-old Abby Bingham to stop by Novel Novice and share what she loves about Middle Grade books.
*What is your favorite thing about reading?
I love being able to feel like I’m in the book. I love to get to know the character like I’m their friend. When they have a decision to make sometimes I know them so well I can pretty much know what the choice will be.
*What are your top 3 favorite books?
What the Moon Said, Percy Jackson, and Island of the Blue Dolphin. What the Moon Said was an inspiring book and I really just fell in love with the little girl this book was about. Percy Jackson is a really great book because it’s full of adventure and mystery. I love that in a book. Island of the Blue Dolphin was just a classic and anyone who has read it would agree. It’s based on a true story so knowing that this happened just makes me wonder what she really felt as she faced these trials.
*Why do you think it’s important for kids to read?
Books can help kids set goals if they like a character’s values or choices they make on their adventure. It can be an escape out of this crazy world and into another. When I read it helps me expand my imagination and I know others are the same way.
*What do you wish authors would write more about?
*If your favorite genre were an ice cream flavor, what would it be and why?
Cookies and Cream because there is good and evil (black cookies and ice cream and cream) and combined they balance each other out. If you just had evil (the cookie) it would not be as good it could be bitter. Also plain old ice cream or cream is gross or too sweet, but hen all this comes together it kind of works in a weird fantasy ice cream kind of way.
*If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one book, what would it be?
If I were stranded on a deserted island I would bring Island of the Blue Dolphins because I could get some good info from that book. This could teach me how to survive in the island. Or I would bring Percy Jackson and hope he will come and save me. Also I could escape from the fright of being alone on a deserted island because that would be some I would want to escape from.
Thanks for stopping by, Abby! We hope you’ll visit again soon!