You are not smarter just because you read the Great Gatsby. Reading in general helps kids do better in school. If kids love to read they will excel in school. Forcing these great books is not going to get us there.
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives . as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback. Thank you, for finally summing up my life so me !