My Reading Goal

My goal this school year is to read 30 books. That averages out to about 1 book a week. I will meet this goal by reading at least 60 minutes a day and choosing books that are the correct reading level for me and are of interest to me. I will also read a balance of fiction and non-fiction books.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Fablehaven, a fantasy book by Brandon Mull, is the engaging story of Kendra and Seth who spend two enchanted weeks with their grandparents.  When Kendra and Seth arrive at their grandparents' house they are dreading the time that lies before them.  They soon discover that their location is truly something special and their time there will be anything but boring.

I was completely drawn in by the characters in this book.  I came to admire Seth's adventure and courage and Kendra's level headedness and strong sense of duty.  Both of these characters learned important lessons throughout the story.  I believe that Seth learned a greater sense of self-control, and Kendra actually realized the importance of sometimes taking a risk.  These changes are evident in many of the characters actions.  For example, Seth accidentally changes a fairy into an imp, but later he is relieved when the imp returns to her fairy form.  Also, Kendra knows that she must risk visiting the fairy queen's island if she is to save her family.  I'm sure that as I read the next books in the series, I will see these changes in Kendra and Seth's actions.

I highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy fantasy and adventure.  It is surely a page turner and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.