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"The scrapbook was a great motivator, thank you"

The Bryson family were living in Germany when they first took part in Reading Force. Jasmine chose Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray as her first Reading Force book. Her mum set up a Facebook page so Jasmine could communicate with her family members living in different countries – including England, the Falkland Islands, America, Norway, Spain,…
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“Reading together when we can has helped with continuity.”

Key to the Reed’s experience was reading the same book as a basis for communication and to stay bonded. Jim Reed was deployed overseas for seven months. His wife, Katherine, and their two children read Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney while he was away, and read with Jim over Skype. The family used several methods to communicate…
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"Dad had to go to Afghanistan before we could finish it..."

Michael Edmonds is in the RAF. He was at home with his family when Reading Force 2012 launched, and his two daughters decided the family would read Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Before they had finished the book Michael was posted to Afghanistan. They read the last part of the book together over Skype. The sisters said…
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