[DWJ] (no subject)

emily whitrod wuffles at live.com.au
Tue Nov 18 00:05:29 EST 2008


Fire and Hemlock was the first DWJ book I read, at the age of 12, and I loved it. I'd say, probably, that most boys wouldn't enjoy it simply because it's a bit more romantically inclined. I have five younger brothers, and I'd say they'd probably like things like... Dogsbody, Homeward Bounders, and as I said before, Archer's Goon. I agree that Chrestomanci books might be a touch childish. Dark Lord would be good. I read Power of Three when I was younger and didn't really enjoy it much. 
 
Also, to the earlier topics the other day about teaching DWJ's books in University classes... I wish I was around for some of these! When I was doing English at University (before I transferred to teaching) we read some fairly dry old classics.. I should have found some better topics. For the DL books, I always thought it slightly implicit that Shona was molested by that group of criminals in the book when I read it years and years ago, but when I reread it last year I think I was surprised at how blatant it seemed to me at the time. Then, of course, how underplayed the reactions to this seemed to be. 
 
Katherine - I live in Adelaide! So it was a bit of a late lunch for me :) Now back to studying for exams!
 
Emily> From: head_overheels at hotmail.com> To: dwj at suberic.net> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:51:49 +0100> Subject: Re: [DWJ] (no subject)> > > At 14, I think he might find the Chrestomanci books a touch childish. 14 is a difficult age because so often the kids are so desperate to prove themselves adult that they refuse to come near anything kiddylike, and at the same time they're NOT adults and can't be expected to enjoy, say, Fire and Hemlock. :-) So my suggestions would be (even though they're not necessarily MY personal preference) A Tale of Time City, Powers of Three, Archer's Goon, The Homeward Bounders, or The Dark Lord of Derkholm. > > Katta> > > > From: harriet_thespy at hotmail.com> > To: dwj at suberic.net> > Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:26:37 -0800> > Subject: [DWJ] (no subject)> > > > > > Not sure if the list is just very slow these days or if I've somehow gotten dropped, but I need advice! I was at the drug store near my house, and they had just set up their Salvation Army holiday giving tree - you know, where you pick up a card that says a kid's age and gender, and what they want/need for Christmas and you go buy it and bring it back. Most of them said Transformers/GI Joe/Littlest Pet Shop/etc. but I picked one for a 14-year-old boy who wanted "a book store gift card." I'll definitely be going to Barnes and Noble this week and loading up a giftcard, but I was also thinking about sending along an actual book, too. So if you had to pick one of DWJ's books for a 14 year old boy that you'd never met, which one would you choose? I'm thinking one of the Chrestomanci ones, but I would love suggestions! Thanks!> > > > -Sylvia> > > > _________________________________________________________________> > Stay up to date on your PC, the Web, and your mobile phone with Windows Live> > http://clk.atdmt.com/MRT/go/119462413/direct/01/> > _______________________________________________> > Dwj mailing list> > Dwj at suberic.net> > http://www.suberic.net/mailman/listinfo/dwj> > _________________________________________________________________> Höststäda med nya dammsugarpåsar.> http://www.inkclub.com/msn9> _______________________________________________> Dwj mailing list> Dwj at suberic.net> http://www.suberic.net/mailman/listinfo/dwj
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