Title: Rebecca Newton and The Last Oracle
Author: Mario Routi
Published: February 20th, 2015
Publisher: Oak Tree Press UK
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GUEST POST by Mario Routi
thriller, horror. Stories fall under many genres, some of them more than one,
but there will always be one genre of literature that I feel a special
affection towards: Fantasy.
builds the imagination and expands knowledge, while being fun and entertaining. It provides enough adventure to make you want
more, but enough substance to make you think.
It’s these aspects, in my opinion, that mean we should be encouraging kids
to read fantasy from as young an age as possible. The worst, most off-putting
thing for a young reader just starting out in the world of adult novels is to
become bored. And that can be a problem. The leap from children’s literature to
adult novels can be daunting for some young readers, used to the fast action
and plotting of most children’s books. Faced with adult literature that is
brooding and slow, some young people are immediately put-off.
balance. There are many wonderful fantasy books that children will enjoy, but
to recommend a book, one has to consider their age. Most of Jules Verne’s books are
ideal for smaller
children, of ages 8 to 11, and once a
child reaches that age, The
Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is a must, as well as the first part of C. S. Lewis’ Narnia. The Percy Jackson
and the Olympian books by
Rick Riordan and the Harry
Potter series also great ways to get kids into fantasy.
I believe that every
teenager should be encouraged to read The
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – in my opinion, both of these should be added to the
school curriculum. The list really is
endless: Neil Gaiman, Terry
Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer; all of these are great books to give to a reader who may be sceptical
creative and exciting genre
to write in, but it also presents its own difficulties. You need to
really let your imagination run wild,
forget the limits you face in everyday life and focus on creating a
world removed from our own. Most importantly, you need to make it
real in the hearts of your readers. It’s the genre where the writer feels like
a god, as he is the creator of everything. It’s limitless!
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