The Best Moments In Reading Are When You Come Across Something- A Thought, A Feeling, A Way At Looking At Things- Which You Had Thought Special And Particular To You. And Now, Here It Is, Set Down By Someone Else, A Person You Have Never Met, Someone Who Is Even Long Dead. And It Is As If A Hand Has Come Out, And Taken Yours.

Alan Bennett

The History Boys

Friday, July 10, 2015

S.A. Bodeen's Author Visit

If you read my Compound review, you know about the author's visit at my school. The author visiting was the author of four YA books including the Compound and the Fallout. Anyways the event was organized into groups, so that she could read younger children some of her children's books, and then talk to the older kids and tell them about how she got to writing and where she got her ideas from. I even managed to get my copies of the Compound and the Fallout signed! (It took a really long time for The Raft to come, so I did not unfortunately have a chance to get it signed.) :(

Anyways, S.A. Bodeen was super friendly, and it was a wonderful experience meeting her. She talked about her childhood in Wisconsin, and how she got the idea to write the Compound. ( Which BTW was that when she was a child because of the threat of nuclear warfare she and her classmates had to hide in a bomb shelter.) She also talked about the time she spend in Africa where she got her idea to write Elizabeti's school.