While reading this article, I couldn’t help myself form agreeing with what Elena Nicolaou was saying. Being a high school senior, I have experienced the torture first hand. This summer I had to read a 467 paged book on the history of medicine for part of my Honors Anatomy summer homework assignment. The book itself was very interesting and I learned a lot, but I feel that if I wasn’t burdened with a deadline and a paper to write, I would have enjoyed the book more. Personally, I love sitting down and reading a good fantasy, or mystery/suspense novel for hours at a time, but not some of the textbook like books I have to read. I too believe that if teachers aloud their future students to read a book of their own choosing over the summer, they would find that the students would find reading less of a chore.