To my mother’s disappointment, my little brother doesn’t like to read. Or rather, he likes to read, but he’d prefer to do almost anything else: play video games, watch television, “hang out,” eat, sleep, etc. So what’s he getting for Christmas?
Books, of course*:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow
Spies Revealed, by Clive Gifford
John Bellairs novels: Again, I bought these used. Newer versions lack the Edward Gorey illustrations (check out the full gallery).
Read ’em or weep, little bro.
Other books he’ll get eventually: The Lightning Thief, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, & The Graveyard Book. We’ve also had success with the Demonata & Cirque Du Freak series, plus S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders.
*and a few video games