Today was World Read Aloud day. I had the privilege of reading a short story in a new book I got during the last book fair to a group of seventh graders. I read "Perpetual Pest" by Neal Shusterman from the book Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into. I had the students attention throughout the story. They were laughing, oohing, and making fun of the character at one point. In short, they were engaged. I was having a blast. When I finished the story, I asked who would like to read the rest of the book and ten hands went in the air. I was thrilled! The teacher drew names to decide who would get the book now and to determine the order of the waiting list. A waiting list!