Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Books for Boys Who Are Reluctant Readers

I grew up as a reluctant reader. And this was in the home where my father who authored over 70 books. There may be a reluctant reader in your family or circle of friends.

At the end of 2001, I decided to do some research into why I hadn’t liked reading, and I found some startling patterns. So I began writing the kinds of books I WOULD have enjoyed as a child.

My books have larger print. I use shorter sentences, with lots of dialog, humor, and heart-pounding action and adventure. Readers won’t find big blocks of words, or endless descriptions.

Maybe these books will be the answer you’re looking for because I believe that a reluctant reader is simply a person who hasn’t found the right book yet.

If you try one or more of these books for Christmas this year, things might be different at your house with your reluctant reader.

Available on Amazon, and all are ranked by Accelerated Reader.

Max Elliot Anderson

PS. Signed books can be ordered directly from me, just email for details. mander8813@aol.com


David Ebright said...

I agree - boys will lose interest if they get bogged down with drawn out description, lengthy plot set up or relationship building. It's about pace, action, snappy dialogue & adventure. Sounds like we have similar ideas so I suppose (once I get back home) I'll have to order one of your books & check it out. Never thought about the use of larger print, though I can see your logic.

Linda Austin said...

I have 2 girl reluctant readers and I agree. Some kids get intimidated by text that is small, looks complicated and has too much detail. Well, I have never liked small text either.