If you're like me (and I know you are), you race through assigned books in a few nights. You finish ahead of schedule mostly for pleasure; you love to read. You also enjoy saying, "Oh, Lord of the Flies? I finished it, like, a month ago."
But after the jerky pleasures of bragging subside, reality sets in: you must now spend week after boring week waiting for your classmates to catch up. You probably wind up taking the test four months after you finished the book, at which point you only kind of remember the plot. Worst of all, you know you're not reading as much, or thinking as hard, as you could and should be. That's the fix this Sparkler finds herself