Conversation with a Kyrstin, a Senior:
"You know I love reading when I get grounded form books."
Kyrstin shared this anecdote after class today. She held a copy of Winger by Andrew Smith and we began talking:
Kyrstin: "Mrs. Funk, I love this book. I stayed up until midnight last night reading."
Me: "How much have you read?"
Kyrstin: "About half."
Me: "What do you love about the book."
Kyrstin: "It's hard to put into words, but I just love it. I love reading."
Me: "Well, hurry up and finish. I haven't read it yet because it's always checked out." (Note: I should have read Winger last summer, Duh!)
Kyrstin: "Last year I got grounded from books because I was reading all night and then falling asleep in class."
Me: "Is it okay if I take a pic of you reading Winger and use it as my slice today?"
Kyrstin: "That would be great!"
|Kyrstin graciously posed for this pic w/ Winger by Andrew Smith.|
The bell rang. Kyrstin was late for her next class but didn't seem to mind. She's an aide and is probably in a corner of the room reading!
*Thanks, Andrew Smith, for writing books both girls and boys love.