My Grade 9 Book Report on “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

A standup comic, I recently had a scheduled 7-minute set extended to 15 minutes at the last minute. Fortunately, I had just found my Grade 9 Book Report on The Stranger by Albert Camus. My teacher Mr. Gravelle gave me an A+. That grade, however, hides a shameful secret which I asked the audience to guess: I never read the book! With the riddle, and some charming naivete on part of my 13-year old self, the audience seemed to find my Grade 9 book report amusing, and perhaps even edifying. Here it is.