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For ages 9-12? How about 4-90?
on July 13, 2004
I have a little trouble with the idea that the reading level is 9-12. I really enjoy it still and I'm 50. I read it aloud to my dad and he's over 80...
How I came across this. My daughter was a non-reader. I am a voracious reader. I used to think that if you could find the right books you could turn anyone into a reader. Maybe this is true if you count Manga as reading. I'm not sure that I do. My daughter started the fifth reading at a third grade level and this is one of the series I discovered while trying to find things that she could read and wouldn't find boring. The series was up to about 12 books when we stopped buying it, year-round school and a desire to read the first Harry Potter came along that year and ended the inability to read, even if the desire isn't all I would have wanted. I read all of these that we bought, and enjoyed them for the characters and the stories.
I just want to say, I'm 59 now, my dad is 92 and my daughter is 23. We still really like this book, though I'm happy to say that it isn't a challenge for my daughter anymore. With a lot of courage and determination on her part she graduated high school as an NC State Scholar and was accepted at every college she applied to. She tried a couple of them, decided to take time off and is now making more money than I do. She's not a voracious reader, but she does love books.