What is the X-Factor in chapter books today? I know that when I was a kid, we liked a lot of the mysteries and stories about real kids doing everyday things with a little mischief. I think there was some adventure and fantasy going on, but nothing like exists today. Now it seems like most of the new chapter books that come across my Kindle list or review book options all have an element of the supernatural and fantasy. I find those more difficult to read. Then again, I am not a kid of today reading these books for the first time.
What was the X-Factor for you as a kid when you chose your chapter books?