I think that its very true what this is saying. I've always gotten to know the characters so well when i've read. And that is what the author should be doing! You need to be able to feel everything they are feeling and doing!
Because Im a good Aunt so i told my oldest niece (she is about the Unfortunate Fairy Tale books and now she is reading them. She keeps asking about whats going to happen in the next book but i dont uave the heart to tell her lol || yeah, heh, don't do it!