My personal focus on kids' books (aside from enjoying them immensely) is connecting readers with books they want to read. My approach is as a practitioner more than a "literary critic."
"I was reading 'Eldest' at 10:30 on a school night, and I was like, 'Oh, must go to sleep. But I must read more!'" Stanley said.
His best friend, Aadi Tolappa, said he thinks it is "really cool" that Paolini started writing the books when he was just three years older than Tolappa is now.
"It makes you want to keep reading because of how it ends each chapter pretty suspensefully," said Aadi, carrying both "Eldest" and "Eragon" to have signed.