In 50 short essays, young people from a wide range of backgrounds reflect on how words from literature connect with and influence their lives, goals, and personal philosophies. Essays explore topics including suffering the death of a parents, facing a life-threatening illness, letting go of perfectionism, making friends, reaching goals, and grappling with questions of identity. Books cited range from The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby to Twilight and The Fellowship of the Ring. Each essay includes a brief biographical sketch letting readers know where the essay writer is now.If you Want to share these reflections, or if you have other stories and thoughts about reading, Writing, or how books have marked your life, Ia#39;d love to hear them. And if this book inspires you to Write your own personal essay, Ia#39;d love to read it.
|Publisher||:||Free Spirit Publishing - 2012-03-01|