By shake666 - United States - Fremont
Today, I presented my assigned chapter for a book we're currently reading in my English class. I really like the book, so I've been reading ahead. When I summarized the chapter, I accidentally spoiled a major plot twist that was actually in the next chapter. FML
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  NonScaryPumkin  |  22

I hate spoilers but I'm with OP on if I like a book I will read ahead. Though, if I have a report or any work on a certain chapter I will read the chapter, make the report, and the period I have to present I will constantly repeat "Do not talk about anything past that point."

By  obnum  |  19

Yeah whenever I read ahead in class I'm meticulous about keeping track of where the rest of the class is, to avoid this exact scenario. I don't wanna be "that guy."

  chinaski7628  |  32

That's a shame. It always makes me sad when people don't have fond memories of books they read in high school. But I'm an English teacher, so I work hard to get my students excited about what we read.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

I was going to say, at least it was just an English class and not a book club or something. Unfortunately most people in high school English class don't care about the class or what they're reading. There are a few that care, but usually not many. I think if the teachers chose better curriculum, more current and a variety of genres, this might be different. If this happened at a book club or something, well then you'd be lucky to be alive. :)

  doodlecloud  |  26

Let's not vote down 16 just for not enjoying English. I was an avid reader all through primary school, but stopped reading completely once we started English at secondary school. Eventually got myself back into it (though I rarely find the time to read now) but seriously, there's nothing worse than being forced to read a book you don't want to read. Especially something considered a 'classic', so you not only have to read it, you have to enjoy it and praise it, even if you think it's crap. Or on the one occasion you get a book you like, you then have to disect the crap out of it and find hidden meanings which the author may not even have intended anyway. English lessons are hell for some of us.

  mariri9206  |  32

exactly! OP didn't do it on purpose.

  thatoneguy1111  |  15

I like to read but in high school and college they gave us books that I found no interest in and I was still forced to read them. I already struggle with these classes and it just makes me hate them more. Again the school systems fail because they think that each person should be taught the same when we all process things differently.
That should give a good explanation to why so many high school and college students give up on reading the assigned books and would rather use spark notes to just get it over with

  laurenswims13  |  24

#35 What I meant was, I would read about 3 chapters of something like "Jane Eyre" or some acts of "Julius Caesar" and some of "I am Malala" and then get bored and put them down. I never read the whole thing.

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

That's awesome 57! I wish they did that here! Unfortunately, where I live, they make you read one book (and no choice is given) and they're usually books that were really old. I love reading, and English was my favourite class, but I can honestly say that there were very few books from class that I actually enjoyed.