How to get a reluctant reader to love books?
December 29, 2012 2:29 PM Subscribe
How to get an 11-year old into reading?
posted by Dragonness to Education (33 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My 11-year old stepdaughter says she hates reading but has happily gone through all the Wimpy Kid books, finishing each in about two sittings, and does enjoy graphic novels in general - most recently she liked Bone.
She's behind her peers in spelling and still prints her letters, so it would be great to get her to read more.
What approach should we take? What writers do you recommend? I remember Enid Blyton being popular with that age group when I was a kid growing up in Europe - is that too outdated to appeal to today's kids?