The Landry News
written by Andrew Clements
The Landry News is a darling book for school-age children with plenty of real-world knowledge and implications. Only a few chapters in, there's already a relationship established between the reader and the characters themselves--now THAT is good character development! There are many similarities between this and other works, notably Beverly Cleary's Dear Mr. Henshaw and Kate Klise's Regarding the Fountain. The entire book is just incredibly captivating, from the basic story, to the layout (titles are newspaper headlines), to the enchanting ending. Great read, very relevant to today's world, what with all the challenged and banned books out there.