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The Appeal of Mysteries for Young Readers

For Gibbs, the appeal of mysteries lies in the challenging plotlines and clever heroes. He believes that young readers learn the values of intelligence and perseverance from these stories.

Back when I was a kid, it always meant a lot to me to read stories where smarts were the key to success. And when I write for kids now, I do my best to show them that being smart doesn’t mean you also can’t also be athletic, or brave, or fun, or cool. (Brightly)

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