What’s The Eleven-Year-Old reading this week?

Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson

What the book’s about: 

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook dreams of turning her family’s coffee shop into a thriving commercial enterprise. In the summer of 1793, business is booming, despite the fever sweeping through Philadelphia. But the fatalities mount, and inevitably the fever threatens Mattie’s own family. She must choose between building a new life and fighting to simply stay alive.

What The Eleven-Year-Old thinks about it:

“It’s a little heavy-handed, but it gets much better toward the end.”

Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka

What the book’s about:

The Guys Read: Other Worlds anthology includes new science fiction and fantasy stories from ten of today’s most popular writers, including Rick Riordan, Tom Angleberger, Shannon Hale, and Ray Bradbury.

What The Eleven-Year-Old thinks about it:

Although Jon Scieszka edited this anthology specifically to appeal to tween boys, The Eleven-Year-Old wants you to know that it’s not just for guys. Also, “some of the stories are exceptionally funny. Hilarious, even.”

She thought for a moment, then added, “But you should warn people that this book contains robotic shoe references.”

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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