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The only book my son has ever liked
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
My son hates reading. He HATES IT.
Every time he has to read a book for school, I have to take the number of pages in the book, divide them by the number of days he has to READ it, and mark each day's reading block with a post it page marker. (example: 294 pages % 14 days = 21 pages per day! LOL)
That being said, this book was his 11th grade summer reading assignment and I didn't have to force him to read it! He read more than was required each day and finished the book ahead of schedule. I'd come home from work and tell him to do his reading and he would say he already had!! He even commented that the book was "not that bad" !!! WHO IS THIS CHILD?!
Admittedly, he said he knew that he was laughing at things that probably weren't supposed to be funny in the book, but whatever! I don't even care. This book engaged my son in a way no other author has managed to do. KUDOS and THANK YOU to James McBride!