I despise required reading with every cell in my body. It does not matter how interesting or gripping the content is. If someone tells me I must read it; I will hate it. So naturally, I went into Assignment 9 with nothing but dread. Jeff’s book is fascinating, but that doesn’t change the fact that I feel the urge to refuse on pure principle. However after reading only a paragraph, I knew I would not be able to stop. After reading only a paragraph, I knew I owed it to myself to finish this story.