Great Boook Nourish Your Soul

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“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
“Literacy is a way to know others”
As time pass, many people has many ways to describe literacy. Many of us like it and many of us don’t. Many of us think it is corruptive and many think it’s honorable, but my opinion of would be literacy is totally different than others. I think of literacy as a source, what teaches us to learn how to live and go on. I think this way because when I was very little, I got bullied. I cry every day after I came from school. Then my life responded in the way of Forrest Gump’s quote about, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” One day I took a bite in a type of chocolate that just changed my life and bought a light. I discovered how to read. After that day, the only best friend of mine was booked. I learn to do everything from a book, it taught how to go on also, who to go with? It taught me many things. It taught me the meaning of my life and the power I have, whom I hate and whom I really trust in this big world of unknown. These books really change the view of the world from my distinct. Though the real book to affect my life and change my point of view of the world was wonder and art book.
Wonder was one of the first books I ever read. It was about a little boy who had deformed face. No one would play with him because of his deformed face. He was homeschooled, because of his face. The first time he tried to go to school and went to school. He was treated differently, more of like a monster. Whoever he wanted to talk with ran way, he was all alone. Life isn’t always fair to everyone, he would be an example. Through what I love about this book is the time didn’t stay the same all the time. Life changes through time. Like in this book there was crack, what let…...

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