We had a family vacation planned with one of our children and three of our grandchildren. I had an idea that we could all read the same book and then discuss it while we were on vacation. So I texted my granddaughter Ava who is in 6th grade.
She responded with this
Eight of us went on a family vacation to Truckee, California: four adults and four children, and almost everyone read the book before we got there. The book was fantastic. I still think about the main character, Melody, and I hope she is doing well. I know it is fiction, but she must be based on someone,
I was surprised by how much fun this was, the level of the discussions, and of the compassion the children possessed. Part of the success of this was that we chose a book they were interested in, rather than one the adults liked. Here is a video with more of the experience: