A lot of students don’t get to find a lot of interest in book-reading simply because early in their studies, they couldn’t lay their hands on books which are interesting enough.
For instance, if you were handed a very boring book in your first grade, that surely would sap away any love you may have for book reading.
On the contrary, if your reading journey started with say, a very interesting novel or one of the famous comic books, you surely may have a fairly pleasant start.
Writing for the Guardian Teacher Network, a former teach wrote, “When I was a boy I didn’t much like reading either, but it was my mother reading to me and my brother Pieter at bedtime that kept stories and books alive for me … Later, there were other books – Treasure Island was the first book I read for myself.
“I was Jim Hawkins in that barrel of apples on board the Hispaniola on my way to Treasure Island. I overheard Long John Silver’s dastardly plot, and I trembled. This book totally involved and transported me.”
“Others sincerely agree that if a child is giving the right book, it instigates interest for book-reading in him. According to a books editor, “Get the right book to the right child and they will read! For boys this is especially true and there are a great many individual titles which they will find privately.”
Comic series also play a very interesting role in this. A lot of children may not find reading interesting enough and they may shy away from the regular, popular novels.
Often, such kids tend to find an interest in the comic series since it has a lot more visual appeal than normal novels. And this interest in comic series eventually creates a love for book-reading in such children. In this way, where the regular interesting novels fail, comic series are a very successful tool in helping kid find interest in book-reading.