Update: Thanks, everyone for your input. I chose the Rowan of Rin book. Though there are some good books. I will put a short list of some other books suggested for him to check out at his local library.
I have a young cousin who is turning 11 this June. I'm looking for a good chapter book for him to read over the summer. I'm thinking the genre can be realistic or fantasy fiction.
Here are some requirements:
*The protagonist is a 11 year old boy. Preference: Chinese American
*He is very small for his age and get teased sometimes by his classmates and other children.
*He doesn't do well in school. Sometimes he misbehaves because he isn't engaged in learning.
*He is very sensitive.
*In the story, the protagonist will face a challenge and in the end, he discovers the special talent/gift he processes.
*The protagonist can overcome the obstacle even through some struggles.
*That this boy is very special and can add value to his community/environment.
*That being sensitive is a good asset to have to support compassionate side of this protagonist.
I do hope to buy a book for his birthday. I want him to feel inspired and start to really love to read. I want to give him hope that his smallness and sensitivity isn't a bad thing. Please help everyone.
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