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My daughter had a Book Fair this week at school and it was a BOGO affair. We ended up buying 8 books for her, 7 of which I have to make sure are age appropriate. That's what I get for having her start school early and putting her in an advanced program. She's literally one of the youngest children in her middle school. It has, however, given me a chance to read The Hunger Games trilogy that my sister has been hounding me about for years. It's surprisingly good. It's skewed towards a younger audience, but a good book is a good book.
I started thinking about all the books I was reading at her age, and it made me realize that it was around her age that I discovered Terry Brooks, and Anne McCaffery, and Anne Rice, who are still some of my favorite authors. And it was nice to see that two of the books my daughter picked out were fantasy. She takes after me I guess.
What about you guys? Did you discover some amazing authors in your pre-teen/teen years? How about now? What are you guys reading?
If you don't want to talk about this, feel free to talk about anything!
And Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have great weekends! Happy Memorial Day too, for those of you in the States!