Just before summer vacation, Mrs. Perry’s fifth grade class demonstrated their sensational book reviewing acumen. I decided to interview them at the school during our review debriefing session.
Kenny: So what advice do you have for authors authors who write in the first person and want to sound like a real kid?
Tommy: Don’t use a really big word that nobody can understand.
Amy: Think about what a kid would say.
Dylan: Think back to your childhood.
Colton: Talk to kids and ask them how they would say things.
Briana: Just watch kids.
Kenny: Great. Now name a book that doesn’t have a sequel but definitely needs one?
Joey: Scary School
Colton: Zombie Chasers!
General Class Agreement: Yeah, that was awesome!
Kenny: Thanks. Hey what Series book you’re waiting for the most right now?
Colton: Lost Heroes.
Amy: Kane Chronicles.
Dylan: Titanic Series.
River: Lost Heroes. I hope it get better though. Rick Riordan is definitely losing his touch .
General Class Agreement: Yeah he is. The Kane Chronicles isn’t as good as Percy Jackson. Yeah.
Kenny: Well then! Now If Mrs. Perry were teaching at Hogwarts what would her subject be?
General Class Agreement: She’d be the Headmistress. She could teach all the subjects!
Kenny: Absolutely! What’s a good plot for a book that hasn’t been done yet?
Amy: Kids are doing their own business and then something comes to life and jumps right out of the TV!
Comryn: A giraffe that becomes a person and lives a regular life.
Kenny: What books should never be made into a movie because they would get it so wrong?
Tommy: The Mysterious Benedict Society.
River: The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Tommy: Captain Underpants I mean it could be really good or really bad.
Kenny: Or Both.
Tommy: Yeah definitely.
River:They should never do the Mysterious Benedict Society It’s the best book ever and they would totally ruin it. I mean the plot is about how movies and television ruin you and take over your mind!
Kenny: Great point! Thanks everyone. Have a great summer!
Class: Thanks Kenny. We’ll see you at the store.