Believe me, sixth-graders' stories can get old fast. But I try to not zone out, especially since I may be the only adult that gives a care about what they're saying. I'm much more likely to daydream when adults are talking. Unless they're funny, I tend to find them boring.True enough. To Kill A Mockingbird was a high school assignment and ended up on my Top Three of All Time.
On the other hand, I drudged wearily through Lord of the Flies, then picked it up again a few years later, reread it, and it was a lot better than I'd remembered.
It's an interpersonal drama thing, I think. I'm more compelled by what will happen to people, what does happen to them, what they do, and so on. But who they fall in love with, what happens to their love, how they get upset with each other and reconcile, or not - those make for great themes in literature, but thematically, I'm just not there so much.
And I hate to say it, but I'm the same way in real life when people are talking about their interactions with others. I often zone out. I could never do the work that Sigmund or danie do. It would take too much caring about how people are relating to one another. Different tastes.