By Abby, Age 11

If there was one book that I had to choose that I related to, it would definitely be, Guts by Raina Telgemeier. I would choose that book because I felt the same way as Raina when I got sick. I used to cry every time I threw up for no reason. I also cried or got very scared when I saw throw up or saw someone throw up. I felt, “Finally Seen.” If I could put how I felt finally seen into a book, but for now, I can only use 200 words. I would also get really pale. Every time I read Guts, I tell someone about how much I relate to it but they don’t really understand. When I told my mom, she just said, “Oh I get it, I don’t like to throw up either, no one does.” But the truth is, I always felt alone about what happened to me until I read Raina’s book. When I first read her book, I thought to myself, “I’m not alone!” After I read her book, it has actually helped me with my stress of throwing up. I felt, “Finally Seen.” That is why I related to Raina Telgemeier’s book, Guts.

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