Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Guys Read Linky Party

This rockin' party is brought to you by Courtney over at Swimming in Second.  Be sure to stop on over and sign up for the party as she is offering a $25.00 Amazon gift card!  SCORE!

Well, I don't have a long list of books for boys, but I do have one fabulous recommendation that kept my boys begging for more!  The book is called The Limit by Kristen Landon.

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Dunston lives in a world much like our own until his family goes over a financial limit.  As a result, The Federal Debt Rehabilitation Agency has taken custody of Matt and placed him in a workhouse.  Now, most would consider a workhouse to be like factory with endless rows of nonsense work.  However, for Matthew Dunston, he's lucked out by being placed on the "Top Floor" which is reserved for only the brightest around.  Everything he needs is right at his finger tips and only a computer click away.  It's not until when Matt's sister becomes a part of the system that he begins to dig deeper and discover that things aren't as wonderful as appear to be and his chances of getting out of the workhouse before he's 18 are slim and slipping away! 

Caution: The end of the book does have a gun involved, but my teamie and I made some simple changes to keep the story appropriate for our audience.

With my kiddos loving the book so much I seized upon the opportunity to write letters to Kristen Landon to share our love.  Mrs. Landon was kind enough to email back with answers to our questions and even offered a Skype session to chat more about the book!  My kiddos were beaming from ear to ear about being offered the chance to Skype with a live author!  Who knew that a read aloud could lead to so much more!

Be sure to check it out!


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