EVAN (my brother): Well, now that the lights are out, it's a good time to get some reading down.
ME: *looking pointedly at him* Oh yes, you could read The Hunger Games, like I've been suggesting.
DAD: Oh I have to read that.
ME: *incredulous* You do?! (Aside: for some reason I thought he was going to read it on his own. Alas, I was wrong)
DAD: The whole school has to read it. (Aside: my dad is a teacher. Might I say that I think it's awesome that the whole school has to read The Hunger Games. So jealous!)
ME: OMGILOVETHATBOOK, etc.
ME: Wait, do you even know what it's about?
DAD: Yes...it's about...tribes.
ME: *confused* Tribes?
ME: You mean districts?
ME: Okay so what else?
DAD: Well, I don't want to know anything, so don't say anything!
ME: Ok, I won't say anything. Just tell me what you think it's about.
DAD: These tribes are ... competing for food...and things.
ME: *confused* Oh.
I think it's hilarious that my dad doesn't really know what it's about...and a little annoying because he won't let me tell him. Like, I guess by having tributes in the Hunger Games, the districts are essentially competing for food and resources, but that's not how I would describe it. But since this book is totally opposite of what my dad would normally read, I thought people might be interested in what he thought, kind of, you know, another perspective. I'll update you periodically on his thoughts, which I will be pressing him for because I am extremely curious as to what he thinks about one of my favorite books. It shall be interesting.