I asked him for a summer recap, forgive the monosyllabic style of interview:
Me: So what were you thinking when I told you I would be assigning you books that you had to read, aside from what you wanted to read?
The Kid: bummed that I would have to read stuff I didn't want to.
Me: What was your favorite, or favorites?
The Kid: The Artemis Fowl books and Hatchet by Gary Paulson.
The Kid: What?!? Because they were Cool and interesting.
Me: What book surprised you the most and why?
The Kid: The Giver, the ending, it's weird. (Dad: as weird as you? The Kid: weirder than you, dad)
Me: Was there any book you would absolutely NOT recommend?
The Kid: no
Me: So is there a new genre or kind of book you would now like to try?
The Kid: um I don't know.