I knew my son would like this book. The humor on the first page is exactly the sort of thing that makes my son smile and share.
My daughter already loves reading, but my son is very picky about what he wants to read, so almost any book is a gamble. He likes Judy Moody books and Stink books, but he is not interested in many of the books targeted for boys his age. My wife and I were on a mission to find a book that would stir an excitement in him the way my daughter is excited when she reads.
Trapped In A Video Game is that book. We gave it to him on his birthday. He was wary because we have given him books before and the track record is not good. I encouraged him to read just the first page and then make his judgment. I knew he would like the joke on the first page. While he was reading the first page, I left the house to run an errand. By the time I returned he was about a third of the way through the book. He loved it.
That was about two weeks ago. Since then, he has said the name of the book about fifty times and read the book about three or four times. Yep. It's one of those. One of those books he carries with him when we are on a drive or running errands around town. One of those books that he puts down somewhere and then frantically asks, "Where's Trapped In A Video Game?!?!"
Oh, yeah. I forgot to tell you that my daughter loves it, too! She has read every Harry Potter book, almost every Rick Riordan book, at least half of "Erin Hunter's" Warriors books, every Land of Stories book by Colfer, and several dozen other books. She loves this book. She and my son have had sibling fights over this book.
We just got Trapped In A Video Game 2 from Amazon yesterday. Let the fight over who reads it first begin...
This is a great book. My kids look forward to reading the rest of the series and Dustin Brady's other books and future books. Keep writing, Mr. Brady.