Dedicated to the very friendly, industrious and chatty teens at the Marshall Center in Vancouver, Washington, who had no idea that I was silently taking notes on them like some sort of person who takes notes on wild animals.
Teen #1: What book did you choose for your AP book report? I'm reading Alice in Wonderland, but I'm so far ahead of schedule I had to stop.
Teen #2: I haven't even started mine. I chose The Count of Monte Cristo.
Teen #3: I chose, like, the worst book ever. Don Quixote. It's over a thousand pages with tiny print.