I never thought I would be writing this post but that just goes to show you what life can throw up when you least expect it.
As you all know, Holly is an eager bookworm – otherwise she wouldn’t have started this blog with me. Granted, her contributions have dwindled over the last year because she is discovering other hobbies and is devoting her time to other passions. However, she’s always still read and enjoyed books.
But at the moment, she’s going through a bit of a book crisis.
We’re doing the Summer Reading Challenge, and she has made her way through three out of the six books. The first two were fine for her but the third proved troublesome. The first book she chose she became quickly bored with. The second book was too traumatic as the mother was going to die in it. We helped her through one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books which she seemed to enjoy… ish.
I chatted with her today about reading and she said she just can’t get into anything at the moment. I know what she means – sometimes you just enter a phase when you just can’t settle with anything. But we’ve been stuck in that for a while, and part of me wonders if it’s part of the tween thing – she’s growing out of children’s books but young adult ones might be a little too brutal for her at the moment.
So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what they enjoyed when they were 11. What were you reading? What are you reading? She might listen to you! (We have some ‘mum-itis’ going on here – whatever I suggest falls on deaf ears!)
Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!