Do I have to enjoy it?

music colorsAn excerpt from my coming-of-age novel which just might see the light of day before I’m too old to remember how to write.

“Jacob, are you even listening to me?” His mom always seemed to think he was ignoring her.

“I didn’t hear you. Sorry.”

“I’m standing right here. I’m glad you love reading, but honestly, you get so lost in those books. Are you going or not?”

… more … “Do I have to enjoy it?”