Imagine a place that can be molded and shaped into anything you want it to be. Or a place that is the exact opposite of reality. Or what about someplace that you can escape to and forever be engulfed in a fantasy you never want to leave. Reading is place to get lost in a forest and learn to love the path that the author has created to lead you on. Reading is a place to forget about the busy lives we lead and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Without opportunities to escape reality, we wouldn't be half as creative as we are today. We wouldn't have a castle in which we can battle Voldemort or a wardrobe to step through and find another land. Whether we realize it or not, reading plays a very big part part in each and every one of our lives. I think having a place to let loose and let our imaginations take over is amazing. Not just amazing, but important in my life.
(Written by Jasmine and inspired by a Grade 8 student, Dalewood French Immersion Public School)