Brenda Hutcheson Fickey

The Reluctant Reader's Friend

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Historical fiction that's fun to read!

Are you looking for quality stories for young and reluctant readers? You've found it! Since 2006, I have been known as The Reluctant Reader's Friend because of my Arkansas Oil Days Series. Each book is connected by the setting and characters that have reached out and grabbed readers with fast-paced action, intriguing mysteries, and edge-of-the-seat suspense. The stories pull reluctant and avid readers alike into layers of conflicts that put them in the middle of unpredictable action and keep them turning the page for what happens next. Boys, in particular, find these books appealing because Hank is the central, viewpoint character.

The Arkansas Oil Days Series currently has three books available with three more in various stages of progress and several more planned. This series is designed to help reluctant readers develop their reading skills while being entertained. Avid readers also enjoy the experience with cognitive challenges that satisfy their reading needs. In addition, these books are useful to teachers across the curriculum, regardless of subject matter. Their educational value is limitless.

Although the market for these books is the middle reader (ages 9 - 12), they are for everyone!