Finished Vera Dietz and loved it but here's the really exciting thing. I handed it to my 14 year old son and he can't put it down. Says it's one of the best books he's ever read.You've heard me talk about this subject before...how books are often genderized like Happy Meals at McDonalds. (For the record, I always answer, "I don't know. Surprise me." when they ask. Bleh.) Yes, I know some books are "better" for girls than they might be for boys and I know some are "better" for boys than for girls. And YES, I took shop class all three years of Jr. High. And YES, I can wire your house. So, WHAT-EVER with these boxes! What matters is there books that grab a reader's attention and those same books mightn't grab another reader's attention. Why not just look for the good books that will grab readers rather than putting genders on them, right?
Do you know how hard it is to find books that boys will read? As a mom, a book lover, and an owner of boys, just wanted to say thank you.
Thank you, letter writer for passing PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ to your son. Please ask him to spread the word to his friends. And thank you for letting me know he is loving it!