Thursday, November 18, 2010

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

I went to the library yesterday and picked up a couple of new items. One of them was titled Maximum Ride by James Patterson. The reason I selected it was because of the prologue which pretty well captured my attention. After getting it home and starting to read it, I noticed the first chapter was much shorter than I imagined it would be. Same with the second chapter. It turns out this is a Chapter Book—a 420-page chapter book with 134 chapters. I found that quite unusual and very different from most of the chapter books I have read, based on it's overall length. I've found out recently that Mr. Patterson is one of the most successful ebook publishers in the industry.

Has anyone run across other examples of this? Is there a standard length for chapter books? Your input would be educational.

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