I have always loved throwing a great party. However, unlike many people, I enjoy planning the parties even more than I do hosting them and mixing and mingling with my guests. While I enjoy decorating and preparing food to serve my guests, my favorite aspect of a party to plan is the entertainment. I have hired DJs, live bands, and even magicians. While many people think that magicians are just for children's parties, I have a favorite magician who never fails to entertain my group of adult friends. I love party planning so much that I decided to create a blog to share my party planning tips on with a focus on party entertainment!
There are many different book genres that people of all ages can enjoy. Kids in middle school and high school are the perfect age to read young adult series geared toward readers like them. Among the vast range of topics available, young readers may enjoy the exciting thrills found in the mystery genre. These are four things that kids can find in young adult mystery book series:
1. Relatable Protagonists
Young adult books feature protagonists that are around the same age as readers. These books often double as coming-of-age stories that kids can find relatable and inspiring. Relatable protagonists are easier for kids to empathize with, which can keep them coming back to a series for more. Parents can find books about boys, girls, and nonbinary protagonists to allow their kids to see themselves in the heroes they read about.
2. Familiar Settings
In addition to relatable protagonists, young adult books often feature familiar settings. Many young adult mysteries take place in high schools, malls, and other places that young adults frequent. These familiar settings can help kids use their imaginations to make their favorite stories come to life. Even books set in fantasy worlds often incorporate schools and other analogues to familiar places in the real world.
3. Age-Appropriate Prose
Young adult mystery books feature age-appropriate prose that adults can feel good about giving to their children. These books tend to feature topics that are more challenging than those found in kids' books. However, they are usually light on sex, violence, and other topics that teenagers may not yet be ready to handle. Parents can read along with their children to find out what their kids are reading and discuss any difficult topics that arise. Age-appropriate prose is a great way to keep kids safe while empowering them to make their own reading decisions.
4. Kid-Friendly Stories
Reading is good for the mind. It can help kids learn new words and enhance their verbal skills. However, television, video games, and other forms of media provide a kind of instant gratification that can be addicting. Many kids prefer to reach for these types of entertainment instead of picking up a book. Fortunately, young adult mystery books contain kid-friendly stories that are full of page-turning excitement. The authors of these books have a great grasp on the kinds of plots that kids love, so even kids who don't usually enjoy reading may be tempted by the right young adult series.