Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A Word from Sophie McKenzie

Hi there.

It’s a big thrill for me to have my book: Girl, Missing, on the Bolton Children’s Book Award shortlist. And, thinking about all the great stories that have been nominated, makes me want to ask you a question.

What do you think makes a good read?

It’s easy enough to say whether or not you like a book. It’s much harder to explain why. Personally, I want to really care about the characters and what’s happening to them. That’s how I felt when I was writing about Lauren in Girl, Missing too.

But what matters to you?

Is it getting lost in the story? Or having really exciting things happen so that you can’t put the book down? Maybe you like stories that make you scared, or excited, or that make you laugh. Whatever it is, I’d love to know…

Happy reading!
Sophie McKenzie