SHE READS THE END OF A BOOK FIRST.
I fear I have failed as a parent.
I blogged before about her reading obsession. She is almost never without a book. Takes two or three with her for any kind of overnight stay and, when we recently changed the sheets on her bed, I found she was sleeping with FOURTEEN (!) books every night.
The child is by all definitions a reader.
But, she reads the end first!
Shocked and confused by this admission, I took my argument to the best place for public opinion.
Me: Michelle just confessed that she reads the end of books first...I don't even know her anymore...
Male Childhood Friend #1: I do too! If I don't like the ending, why invest my life in the story? For me, reading fiction is an escape from reality. If I don't like the destination, I'd rather not buy the ticket!
(WWHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT?? Not by the ticket?
Isn't that what the whole reading experience is about?)
Fellow Mommy Friend: Funny! [Her daughter~same age as mine] reads the last book in a series...what's wrong with their generation?!?!?
Male Childhood Friend #2: I've always read the end of books first... Agree with [MCF #1] on this one.
Me: [MFC #1]while I have to admit on the surface your argument has substance...It's just wrong. wrong. Wrong. WRONG!
You, too,[MFC #2]. (I say this with love, of course!).
Is this some kind of widespread epidemic of which I have lived blissfully unaware? Do YOU read the end of a book first? Is there some kind of 12 step group I can get my daughter in before this gets out of hand?