Madison is in the 5th grade but reading at a 7th grade level. She was recently assigned to read the book The Giver.
She said it was the most boring book she has ever read...in fact, when I got home from work I found her on the couch like this.
She did end up liking the book in the end. When I looked it up on the internet I found that it was on some list of banned books because it is pretty controversial. The dilemma with a kid who is an advanced reader is that some of the material she is assigned to read may or may not be appropriate for her age emotionally. She seems no worse for wear but she was disturbed by some of the events in the book.