By Shayla, Age 10
When times are tough, everybody has different ways of coping. During the Covid pandemic, reading was mine. Whenever I read, I could feel the magic of words like I was going into different majestic worlds. It felt like time slowed down during the pandemic, and because of this, I could suddenly read more and more. I zoomed through books as fast as I could, but embraced my favorite ones, like “Harry Potter and A Tale of Magic.” I felt like I was escaping the horrors of covid, and moving to the wonders of these magical books. When I read Harry Potter, being near all of his dangerous and complicated adventures made me feel like I could survive anything. Every book has its strong suit and when I read the “Front Desk” series, I felt right next to Mia.
Being near my favorite book characters gave me hope.