During my reading of Our Town, I found myself getting, at first, bored then anxious. I particularly found myself bored at certain parts where daily life was predictable because I had seen them portrayed in many sitcoms of the 90’s. I found myself anxious at the end of act two and the beginning of act three. After the end of act two, I found myself predicting that Emily and George were going to be the first people in town to ever get divorced, which is what drove my anxiousness. I state that I have a love/hate relationship with this play because while I was deeply attracted to the ending and its message, the beginning was too slow. While the predictability of life during this time may not be known for current young adult readers, I believe that this slow beginning is something that may disengage young adult readers (especially if they have not read traditional plays like Shakespeare). While I am torn about teaching it, I do love the ending. My favorite part was when Emily travels to the past and realizes that some of the most important moments of life and how disengaged we are with one another. Any suggestions on how to address this love/hate relationship in a classroom?