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Welcome to The K Files! My name is... well, let's just say that my name is K. I am a young writer and an avid reader. To find out more about me, go to About Me.

This is a site for young writers! I will post about writing news, contests, books, and more. I will also share some of my own writing. Please tell me what you think of it!

This site is very new, so I apologize if it is incomplete in some regards. I am working on it as much as I can, I promise.

Enjoy!

- K ;)

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Birthday

Posted by K on March 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi!

Yes, I know I haven't been posting for a month, but I've been super busy.

This is just to say: IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

Woo!

- K :D

Authors On Banned Books

Posted by K on February 25, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Have any books ever been banned from your school library? Sadly, this happens all the time. While searching the web, I came across two authors who wrote about their favorite banned books. Here are exerpts from their essays.


Arthur Slade:

Every time we read a book, a new universe appears inside us. Banning a book is like watching a constellation of stars die in the heavens. The light goes out and we will never know what happened in that particular universe.

I chose Where the Wild Things Are because it's one of those books that I just can't imagine not having inside my head. The images burn bright in my imagination. It was banned from a variety of schools and libraries when it first came out because it was deemed too scary and the boy didn't behave properly. I thought he was just acting like a normal, imaginative boy. Who wouldn't want to sail to an island full of beasts every once in awhile?


Candace Savage:

My heart goes out to the students who have been denied access to Philip Pullman's magnificent trilogy, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife  and The Amber Spyglass.  But I am also sorry for the adults who closed their minds and hearts to the books and lost an opportunity to engage their own young people in discussion.  I like to think that some of the deprived kids have sneaked into their public libraries and smuggled the banned books home.


- K :)

Good Books - February 25, 2013

Posted by K on February 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some of the good books I read this week.


1. The False Prince - Jennifer Nielson, 2012. This fantasy series is about an orphan boy who is forced to take part in a dangerous plot and compete against three other boys for the role of the false prince. The first in a trilogy, this book was filled with suspense and surprises!

2. The Humming Room - Ellen Potter, 2012. A girl with a dark childhood moves to a mansion on an island, and soon discovers the many secrets hidden there. Inspired by The Secret Garden.

3. The Cry of the Icemark - Stuart Hill, 2005. Princess Thirrin, a fierce fighter, must use all of her skills to defend her land from invaders when her father is killed. An epic fantasy with lots of adventure.


- K 8)


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