Reading comprehension was a problem for me as a child.
Funny thing, is now when I write I don't give the reader everything there in words. I leave enough there for the reader to form his/her own conclusion....or to form his/own imagery. I say enough to start a dialogue in the readers brain and and try to leave out description.
I wonder if the reason it took me so long to find books that I loved was because 'that' writer knew this is what hooked me.
I can't get past a first page of description. And I wonder how many kids labeled as reluctant readers would be 'unlabeled" if they were given such books.
Just a thought.
And these are the books I pick up. And they win awards and last.
Different minds. We are not all the same.