Summer draws to a close, at least here in southeastern Louisiana....school starts August 9th. I have been talking with my tutoring students about their summer reading. I too try to do some summer reading and wanted to highlight my favorite of this summer, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen. I am a geography fan and adore adventure stories. This selection rang both those bells like Christmas at the Vatican. The story highlights the adventure, trials and triumphs of a 12 year old genius cartographer. He maps life: people, places, events...everything. One of his triumphs sets him on a cross-country journey that is replete with adventure. Whether you want a good read, need to recommend one to a student or you're just curious...check it out!