For someone who has read all his life, and loved it, the possibility of anyone not wanting to read is unthinkable. Unfortunately, there are some of those. Worse yet, some of those are still in high school, a place where they still could capture the love of reading … if somehow just the right book was available to them to light their fire. HI –LO Books are written for just that purpose.
HI – LO is a contraction for High School Subject Matter and Low Reading Level. My HI – LO books, listed under TEEN FICTION, are all targeted at a 4th – 5th grade reading level; easy enough to be read, but hard enough to be able to handle the subject matter. The subject matter, on the other hand, is meant to be of interest to high school juniors and seniors. For example, RoboDoc deals with teenage pregnancy, Sacajawea’s Ghost with manipulating others, and Kayla’s Box with the problems of interacting with people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Every author strives to write what his readers like. HI – LO authors add to that already difficult challenge the desire to get his reader to read again.