Esther is reading Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson -- a book full of one surprising turn of events after another. She said that she feels used when the author ends the chapter with great mystery and danger.
I asked her if she feels used when she is on a roller coaster? Lots of fun. I guess some of us like smaller, gentler roller coasters.
By the way, Dandelion Fire, is the second book in a trilogy for children that my children discovered this summer. It was definitely one of our summer highlights. The first book is called 100 Cupboards and the last one is called Chestnut King. You can get them out of the public library.