Top positive review
May 14, 2017
I bought this bundle for my 9-year-old son who is an avid reader. This kindle does not have a light like the Paperwhite, but that is fine for a 9-year-old child who can see just fine. It is not too dark for him to read. If he wants to read in bed at night, he uses a small book light. I bought myself the Kindle Paperwhite because I now use reading glasses and need more light to read. I also do a lot of reading before bed in my low lit bedroom. Otherwise, I would have bought this bundle for myself too. I did add the Kindle Free Time reading setting for my son because he likes to keep track of how much he is reading each day. His teacher requires him to turn in a reading log weekly. With the app this just makes it so much easier because it automatically does it. Once he outgrows the "Free time" it can be turned off. The content in the kids free time store is not that important to us since we borrow a lot of e-books from the library. I think in previous generations when the "free time" app was turned on, you could not borrow books from the library. That is not the case now. We have no problem downloading books from the library. I will say it takes a few steps to accomplish this. I have to search the library on my laptop first. Check the e-book out from the library. Have the book sent to my Amazon account. Then go to Amazon and tell it which kindle to send the e-book to. Once it arrives in the right kindle, you need to download it onto the kindle. More steps than I would like, but not enough that it keeps me from borrowing books. Overall, this has been a great buy for us. My son takes his kindle everywhere. If you think you need some lighting to see better, go with the Kindle Paperwhite. Otherwise, this one is just fine.