(This commentary was edited in 2017)

He reads quite a lot. Today’s is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. If you only read one book in your life, make it that one.

Or something by Chris Crutcher. Or Terry Pratchett.

…There’s a lot of good books out there, is what I’m saying.

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Panel 1
A city park. A teenager named Coby is sitting on a bench, reading a book.

Panel 2
Coby: (reading peacefully on a bench)

Panel 3
Coby: (glances up to see falling Violet)

Panel 4
Coby: (shocked and astonished)

Panel 5
Caption: EARLIER
Coby sits at a desk with a laptop open in front of him.
Computer: Scorpio - Something major is coming your way! Be there to intercept it or face certain disaster.
Coby: (disinterested) [thinking] Who writes this stuff?

Panel 6
(Back in the present)
Coby: (placidly) Huh.

Panel 7
Coby: (dashes off so quickly his book is left hanging in midair)