Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q & A: What’s your favorite book and why?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff  here? Check out our Q&A with some of the Online Magazine staff members; their responses to these questions are below!

What’s your favorite book and why?

Mindy Yang (Editor-in-Chief): My favorite book is The BFG by Roald Dahl. It is book set in a magical world with made up words and dreams. I love it because of its humor and creativity.

Sean Traynor (Editorial Advisor and Contributing Writer): My favorite book is Grendel by John Gardner, because it took the classic story of Beowulf and turned it around to the perspective of the protagonist, the monster. It made the story even more interesting and taught me to look at stories from all angles.

Isabella Taylor (Poetry Editor): My all time favorite story is Les Miserables.  I have read the book a few times and the story is a timeless classic. The story is not only amazing but the characters are very well developed that you really connect to them emotionally.  And then there is the music accompanied with the theatrical performance – I love it !  Recently I went to see the movie version that just came out which was quite good as well.

Samyuktha Kamar (Contributing Editor):  My favorite book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. One of the unique books which I think I will never outgrow. The cute illustrations, simple write up and powerful message makes it unforgettable. When I read it at the age of five, I enjoyed just the illustrations, and the love between the tree and the boy.  It felt great to be like that boy who enjoyed the unconditional love by the tree. The moral I understood was “giving is happiness.”  After that, whenever I went through this book my emotions were different. Initially I fell in love with the tree. Then the book made me cry and hate the self-centered boy. Later it unlocked my love and care for all the “giving” trees and the environment. Now at nine it makes me lament whether selfless love is taken for granted. No book indeed, has moved me so much and made me think every time I read. May be at the age of twelve, I might be able to interpret the same story with a far better perspective.