Only a few weeks left of school! Every student is ready to get out of here for 3 months. Even during the summer, the school administrators love to give us homework. It's our summer vacation. Do we seriously have to have more homework?! Now I'm not saying that books are bad and we shouldn't be reading over the summer, but why do we have to be forced to?? We should be able to choose what we do with our time over our summer break.
Of course, we get stuck with that stupid summer reading list. Every once in a while they'll put a few good books on the list that kids enjoy, but not always. So we students get stuck choosing a book we don't want to read anyway. If you are anything like me, there are a few steps you use to choosing a book.
Step 1: Have you read one of these books before?
Step 2: Is there a book you've actually wanted to read, but never had time to?
Step 3: If step 1 & 2 don't work, which book is the shortest?
Step 4: If step 1,2 & 3 don't work, which book did your friends choose?
Once you've decided on the book, you won't actually end up reading it until the week before school starts, the day before school starts, a few days before you're told you'll have a writing assignment, or in a lot of cases you just don't read it and look up the Sparknotes.
If most kids don't even read the books or obviously don't want to read the books, why should we be forced to? If we want to read over the summer we will, and we'll choose a book we want to read.
Am I the only one that feels this way? Let me know what you think about the summer reading list.