Summer Reading, Ain’t it a Drag?

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By Alec Zbornak

The year is 1955. Doo-wop music and hair grease fill the atmosphere in a carefree haze. Danny Cub, the hippest, baddest cat at Loyola High, rolls onto campus in his hot ride with his collar popped and his leather jacket primped. As Danny sauntered out of his L-Bird Convertible, his buddies crowded around him in an excited frenzy to hear all about the wild and reckless shenanigans that had taken place this summer. Breaking out into song, he told them this:

 

“Summer Reading, ain’t it a drag

Summer Reading, happened so fast

I read a book as thick as can be

I read a book assigned to me

Summer Days, spent reading away and oh, what a bummer, right?

 

Tell me more, tell me more

Like, will there be a test?

Tell me more, tell me more

When will I read the rest?

Several books, so much to know

Characters, plot and symbols

Annotations on every page

So many themes to engage

Summer Days, spent reading away and oh, what a bummer, right?

Tell me more, tell me more

Like, should I know the quotes?

Tell me more, tell me more

Eh, I’ll just use Sparknotes!

Summer Days, spent reading away and oh, what a bummer, right?”

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