Helpful Tips, Not A Fairytale

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids, by New York Times Best Selling Author Thomas C.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids, by New York Times Best Selling Author Thomas C. Foster, isn’t a book most kids would pick up off the shelf for a summer pleasure read.

 

Foster’s book is about detecting secrets in literature when you read to help you become a better student. For example, the book explains the significance of characters eating meals together, how to tell if a character is on a quest, and much more. He teaches this by using many examples from popular literature, including the Bible and Shakespeare.

 

Although it has various helpful tips about reading and writing and would make a great book to study for school, it lacks adventurous heroes and a detailed plot that most readers are looking for. It’s more of an academic reference book than a story. So if you are looking for a fun tale that you can’t take your nose out of, then this book probably is not for you.

 

Even if you are looking for a book to use for school purposes, readers of this book should be 12+ due to the difficulty of the content and the vocabulary used to describe the topics being discussed. Also, most books used as examples are young adult books that smaller kids might not understand.

 

But if you are younger and a good reader and you want to give this book a try, go for it, because while there are some difficult concepts, the book is relatively quick read with a bit of humor.

 

Overall, How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids is a short, funny, book for studying. Although it is a little hard to get through, this book deserves a 3 star rating!