Amalie, 9th - Wichita, KS
The sound of the keys on a keyboard.
The smell of freshly printed paper.
The satisfaction that stems from finishing a story you’ve labored over, pondered on, developed.
Ah, the joys I find in a story.
I become lost in books, connecting to the characters, going through the same hardships and experiences they go through.
I feel as if I’m right beside them, through all their trials and tribulations.
These are characters I’ve laughed for, shed tears over.
Characters I feel I’ve known all my life.
I see the sights, hear the sounds, know the emotions of their story.
Reading is truly unique.
It provides an escape from the real world.
I dive through the pages, exploring the unknown.
Reading is something I hope I’ll never stray from, never cease doing, because reading is something that truly can’t ever be replaced.
Students 6th-12th Grades