Thursday, February 02, 2006

Rick Riordan & ADHD

Thanks very much to Jen at Jen Robinson's Book Page for pointing me to Rick Riordan's blog. He has a heart-felt and moving post about ADHD and his son. His son's struggle served as the inspiration for his terrific book, The Lightning Thief. The book has been picked for many "Best" books lists including the Texas Bluebonnet List for 2005-2006.

The best review of this book I have heard was from a 7th grader at the big junior high I was subbing at recently.

Lad: "I am turning in this book (Lightning Thief) and I need the next one."

Me: "Oh, I am so sorry, the next one is not out yet..."

Lad: "Noooooooo...what? Really? I NEED the next one... oh man, when is it coming out"

He slumped over the circulation counter in despair and I administered ("Hey, try this") Kenneth Oppel- Airborn therapy but I don't know if it took.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Camille,

Thanks for the link! And I love your quote from the boy turning in The Lightning Thief. I need the next one, too, but fortunately there are lots of other great books to consider in the meantime. -- Jen