"Mrs. T, I started reading the 39 Clues series today."
I asked him why.
"I've been watching Luke read the series and he has inspired me." (inspired was definitely his word, not mine!!)
I inquired again about why he was inspired.
"When he reads this series, he gets so into the book, he forgets that all the rest of the class is in the room. I want to know what that feels like."
OMG!! I don't know what brought more goosebumps:
- the fact that as a reader who struggles to find good choices for himself, he observed a classmate and wanted that same feeling as a reader
- his language about the entire thing
- the fact that his classmate is so immersed in his book, he is inspiring all those around him