To Read or Not to Read

          When you go to the book fair at school, or any book sale or store, you see a book on the shelf and pick it up to take a closer look at it. Then you decide to buy it or not. So what makes you make these choices about books? It might be the bright colored cover, an interesting title, or some kind of unique design on the cover. Also, the passage on the back or inside cover might intrigue you to want to read it.

           The first book that caught my eye at the book fair was The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. This book had a somewhat plain blue cover with the title and big words. It made you kind of wonder, “Why is it called that? Who is the boy in the striped pajamas?” I read the back which had reviews on it and it appeared that this book was about World War II/ the Holocaust. This automatically interested me because I find that time period very interesting.

          The next book I spotted was The Year We Disappeared by Cylin Busby and John Busby. The cover was interesting and a little scary. It had a picture of a guy on some card and then a picture of a girl on the bottom of the cover. I read the back of it. This seemed like a mysterious story.

          The last book I found on the shelf was The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. What first caught my eye was the pretty cover. It was white and other pale colors with a bright pink flower on it. I read the back of this one too. It was a realistic fiction story and it seemed interesting. The passage on the back was kind of cliff hanging too, making you want read it.


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