Kids at school keep trying to give away the ending/major plot things for Ordinary People. Or they'll be talking about it while I'm around accidentally. And I seriously...am so paranoid. I have this burning anxious feeling in my chest. Because SO many kids are reading it right now! If I had a number one pet peeve...I think it would be when people spoil books.
In 4th grade, Ammon Johnstun told me the ending of Harry Potter 4. ( I think it was the 4th book...) And I wanted to die. He moved away about a year after that, but to this day my mom still mentions that event any time he is brought up in conversation.
It's pretty much...unforgiveable. And NOT funny. At all. Movies...I don't mind so much. Books...I will kill everyone. Obviously if it's a classic and the plot is like common knowlege then whatever. But. Ugh. I'm just so anxious right now. I almost want to stay up all night and finish the book just so I can calm down. Like. Today in english Harshad was all "WAIT. DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS LATER IN THE BOOK? WELL-" And I yelled at his face and put my headphones on full volume for the rest of the class.
I guess my level of concern says something about my love for literature...
I've wanted to be an author since like. Age 7. I hope I'm not crazy and actually suck at writing. I hope...I can accomplish great things someday. Good books just. Have such a huge effect on me. They put me in this weird comatose state. I don't understand it. I think so much and feel so much. Writing thrills me. Editing is a rush. Especially other people's work.
Putting words and thoughts and images into something that breathes and makes sense....it's perfect....
Moral of the story:
Don't intentionally spoil books. It's a jerk move, and everyone will hate you.
(and if not everyone, i most probably will)