We just finished reading The Giver in 8th grade.
Of course - not everyone cheered and the best parts - but those kids, you know the ones...
The ones who yell out "I hate reading."
Those were who cheered at the best part ever in the book -
and even read ahead -
They even knew not to give the best part away - and definitely not the ending - They did not give away the ending.
Now - I hope the next things we read hooks them just as much!