Friday, January 17, 2014

100-Word Memoir: Why Children of Similar Age are not Instant Friends

Although Katie and I were both 11 and both loved reading, I didn't get her.

“Have you ever read Lord of the Rings?” I asked.

“Yeah. It was really boring.”

I stared at her. That was my favorite book in the universe. Dad had read the whole trilogy aloud every few years since I was four. “What?”

Katie shrugged. “We were just too young when my dad read it to us.”

“Oh.” I could, at least, comprehend a child with a short attention span. “How old were you when he read it?”


I despaired of us ever becoming friends.


1 comment:

  1. I have the exact same problem! LOTR is my favorite book, but my friends all say it's boring. I don't get it!