This is something I can honestly say I NEVER do, and even more truthfully, it’s never been an attractive option to me. Students say this to me all the time, from stronger readers to weaker readers, and I’m always torn on how to respond. On the one hand, I’m thrilled they’re engaged enough to want to know what happens; on the other hand, do they understand the ending enough without having read the book, or does it dull their interest in the book if a twist or secret is revealed?
What draws people to do this? Is it excitement or impatience? I’m really curious to hear the answers to this one!
This is my Booking Through Thursday response.