Most of you know I had the opportunity to participate in World Book Night back in April. A week ago I got to go back and talk to the students that received my copies of The Lightning Thief.
So on April 23rd I took this box of books to Lakeside Middle School.
Here are some of the students listening to me talk about the book and asking if I could come back to discuss what they thought of the book. (Yeah, I totally took cupcakes)
This is all the students holding up their copy of The Lightning Thief. I am there in the middle… I love this picture.
A week ago I got to go back and follow up with the students and listen to what they thought of the book. here are a few of the questions I asked and my favorite answers:
What was your favorite part of the book?I really liked the part when Percy is going to camp Half Blood and fights the minotaur.
I think all the action in this book was a big draw for all the guys.
If you were a Half Blood who would you want your parent to be and why?I will go ahead and say many students said Zeus and Poseidon for obvious reasons but one answer really got me.
I would want Athena to be my mom because then I could be sisters with Annabeth. I really liked her character and I think she would be nice to be around.
Um, can I just say my heart melted a little bit.
Who was your favorite Character?This ended up going into a vote and guess who won…
I thought that was awesome… He is my favorite satyr;)
Being a World Book Night Giver has been an amazing experience! From receiving the books, giving the books out, to following up with the kids a month later. I hope to do this again next year.
Do you think you will apply to be a giver next year?
I know I will!