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Lucy Bobson: Reader extraordinaire

Lucy Bobson read all 35 titles on the Maine State Book Award list.

FARMINGTON - When Lucy Bobson sets a goal, she aims to accomplish it. So it was no surprise when the fifth grader announced she had completed the 35-title Maine Student Book Award list.

"As soon as I could check out a book I would. I just really like reading," Bobson said. "It's kind of a habit I have."

The list included a variety of genres, including a graphic novel and several "scary types" according to Bobson. The Cascade Brook School Student was encouraged by her librarian Amy Graham, who promotes the challenge each year.

"I like trying to figure out what's going to happen next," Bobson said. "There were always unexpected things happening in the stories. There would be hints about what was going to happen next, but the character wouldn't know it."

Bobson had a little more than four months to complete the list, and just because she is done doesn't mean she has stopped reading. She's currently in the middle of "Front Desk," a book about a young girl who works at the front desk of the hotel her parents manage.

To read more about the Maine State Book Award list click here.

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11 Responses »

  1. Way to go, Lucy!!

  2. Congrats!

  3. While we are here hunkered down - what better way than read! Fortunate that I have a buncha books on hand.

  4. How great is this - I have a grand-daughter who loves to read like this. I'm proud of you. keep up the goals

  5. Awesome, Lucy!

  6. Good Job, Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations Lucy! I am so proud of you. I love you

  8. Great job🙂

  9. That's fantastic, Lucy!

  10. Another goal accomplished. Congratulations to Lucy who loves to read and is always drawn in by a good title.

    Nana and Pop

  11. good Job Luck on your goal
    Thank you
    Ariya 😀