Thursday, March 06, 2014

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. Unlike its counterpart World Book Night, which will be held in April, this event seems mainly aimed at encouraging children and young people to read. Schools allow their pupils to turn up dressed as a book character. And Asda had books for sale at £1 each. So I picked up one called The Boy in the Smoke, by Maureen Johnson, which turns out to be a teen-aimed ghost story.

I'm still reading it so I can't tell you much yet, but I'm pleased to say that, while it covers young adult themes, it is well written and engaging enough for this grown-up to be enjoying it.I'll let you know more when I finish it.


snafu said...

There is a whole world of books left unread because people don't think they are the right age to read them. Michael Morpurgo for example, now discoverd by adults has been writing for kids for decades before War Horse was turned into a play and he is very readable by all ages above eight.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. it does sound like an interesting book - I really need half a dozen kids around who read, and can then tell me about their books ... trouble with the zero kid level!

Still well done on giving it a go .. and kids do still read thankfully .. looking forward to your feedback once it's read ... cheers Hilary