Grab the Totally Twilight Button!
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.
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!