Day 158 (of 186) Spoiler alert: the dog dies…..right?
Spoiler alert: the dog dies. It’s almost universal and o know teachers who like reading books that will bring a tear to their (and hopefully most of the classes) eye. My daughter just just said that she started a new book that she loves it’s called because of Winn-Dixie and all I had to say was spoiler alert and she hated knowing what was coming next…
“No” she cried – “No. No. No. The dog doesn’t die, does it? No no no!”
I just shared that there’s a reason why Gordon Korman wrote a book called “No More Dead Dogs”…..
And continued to tease about how cute the dog on the cover looks….and how quickly she has read the first half of the book…
And reflect on Old Yeller….
and Stone Fox
and Marley & Me
Where the Red Fern Grows
and on and on…
So its been fun tension to see if she can withstand reading the last page to see which level of foreshadowing should be believed – would a storm be the undoing for the dog….or would it be heroic in its final breath…. or…..
The fun part of reading – is it going to be what you think it is….or will a “happy ending” be a swerve? And also why I know some who read the last page/chapter first so they are prepared for where the story takes them.
Because at least this time (spoiler alert) the dog is still there on the last page!