Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest Post: Benji - My Twilight Story

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Please welcome Benji of The Non Reluctant Reader to Alison Can Read! Benji is a 12 year old book blogger who has been blogging for almost a year now. I'm always so impressed by the young bloggers. I wish I'd been that motivated at 12.

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Even before the Twilight books came out I was obsessed with vampires. I read Dracula and fell in love with the world of coffins, cobwebs, and blood-sucking.

When I heard that someone had wrote a vampire novel that was modern and aimed at my age range (ish) I ran to the book store and bought it.

But then I read the summary. It looked good but like something I as a guy should be ashamed to read. So this is what happened...

At the time I was in 3rd grade, where things like romance could either be considered as "ewww... gross" or "Yay! My parents would never let me read this!". So what did I do? Well... I did the only logical thing! Tell my friends that it had lots of sex and violence in it. And boom! ALL my friends wanted to get my hands on it. So they did... and the next thing you know, my teacher was questioning us about why we were reading these books and all my friends defended them! And the moral of this story is... lying is always easier then telling the truth!


  1. Well, I suppose you were right about the violence.
    Reminds me of how they got us to read Shakespeare in school.

  2. I think it's awesome you convinced your friends to read a book that is not typically what they read. Sometimes you have to play up features in a book to get others interested in it.

  3. LOL! I think it's great that you got your friends in to reading.

  4. Ha ha! That's hilarious. I'm glad you were able to get your friends to read it and think it was cool to read. What did they think when they found out there wasn't lots of sex and violence?


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