Summer reading at Sonic speed is a blast

Summer reading campaign

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Schools often assign books for students to read during the summer – the ever-dreaded summer-reading lists – especially for those college-prep or advanced placement courses. Digiday shared how Sonic decided to pitch in.

The fast-food drive-in chain posted on Facebook: “Long summer reading list? Didn’t start it? Give us a book and we’ll give you a summary in 10 words or less. You’re welcome.”

All in all, these recaps are amazing. Simple enough.

Here’s a list of a classic few – as well as some not-so-classic options:

  • “Hamlet:” “Wants revenge for his father’s death, goes a little overboard.”
  • “The Giver:” “Jonas turns 12, discovers there’s more to life than safety.”
  • “Lord of the Flies:” “Buncha kids + island. Not as fun as it sounds.”
  • “To Kill A Mockingbird:” “People are only scared of what they don’t understand.
  • “Gone With the Wind:” “Civil War south, riches to rags to riches. Lotsa marriages.
  • “War and Peace:” “Russia. Definitely more war than peace.
  • “Great Expectations:” “Expections =/= reality. Sometimes that’s great, sometimes it’s not. London.”
  • “A Clockwork Orange:” “Futuristic totalitarian society. Violence, violence, violence.
  • “Metamorphosis:” “Man turns into bug, becomes big burden to family.”
  • “Dracula:” “If you think someone’s a vampire, don’t secondguess. Just run.”
  • “Pet Cemetery:” “Creepy. Where you’re buried matters a lot, apparently.
  • “Nineteen Eighty-Four:” “Big Brother is watching. And hates people falling in love.”
  • “The Law of Nines:” “Math and magic disguised in paintings.
  • “Runner:” “Bills to pay = frying pan, sketchy job = fire.
  • “50 Shades of Grey:” “Nice try. There’s no way you’re reading that for school.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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