What book changed your life?
Jamie Blake, author of The Last Ghost writes:
When I was a teacher, I once taught a lesson on the purpose of writing--we write to inform, to entertain, to persuade, or to explain. However, what was not included in that lesson, was that sometimes we read, it changes our lives more than we could expect.
As Stephen King wrote, "books are a uniquely portable magic."
Here, I'm going to talk about a book that changed my life--in fairly unexpected ways.
First, The View From Saturday by E. L. Konisburg
If I remember correctly, I first read The View from Saturday in the fourth grade. The book tells the story of four students who aren't friends coming together as a team to compete in an Academic bowl competition.
The only female member of the team, Nadia, has curly red hair and saves baby turtles, so I identified with her immediately. My biggest regret was that there was no academic bowl team for me to join at school.
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