Story by Maggie Motl
Fiction is truly something most kids and staff members enjoy within Clay.
In a randomized survey of eight Clay seventh graders, students spent an average of seven hours per week reading.
Some of the books, that Clay students recommend are "Hurts Go Happy," "Harry Potter," "Wings of Fire," "Rifka" and "Alex Rider. "
Asritha Chittimireddy, a seventh grader, recommends "Hurts Go Happy" by Ginny Rorby. This novel is based on a true story with a deaf boy and his new friend, a baby chimpanzee. Realistic fiction is meant to have the reader relate and connect to the story. Character development is almost always the main focus in the book.
Asritha Chittemireddy also recommends "Rifka" by Karen Hasse is based on a true story. It shows a Jewish little girl’s new life in America after the horrors of World War II. “It just shows how brave a little girl could be in dark times and how much potential she has,” said Asritha.
Another book Asritha recommends is "Harry Potter" by J.K Rowling, the well-known fantastical thriller series of novels with wizards and magic. Fantasy Fiction is whimsical and interesting-- meant to take the reader to another world.
“'Wings of Fire' is a series with dragons at war, with character development along the way,” said Marlowe Bacon, a seventh grader.
Eric Zhu, a seventh grader, recommends "Alex Rider." Alex Rider by Anothony Horowitz is a thriller sci-fi series about a young a spy. Eric said he liked it because it had lots of adventure. Science Fiction often shows an imagined future, technological advancement such as gadgets, or extreme environmental changes.
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.