I'm totally lame when it comes to books... I used to skip class sometimes in middle and high school... not to do something cool or naughty, but to finish a really good book. My friends used to have to hunt me down in the oddest of places when I had skipped a class to avoid running into a teacher. Luckily, I went to a very liberal school that was big on student freedom, so I never got more then a mild scolding for my skipping. My parents had no idea whatsoever.