New From Here

By Harper, Age 11

Hello, my name is Harper, I am 11 and I’m in 5th grade. I am a big fan of Kelly Yang, and my mom (who is also my French teacher) saw the Finally Seen challenge so I decided to join. The book that inspired me to write is “New From Here” by Kelly Yang. When I went to the bookstore, I found an autograph copy of Kelly Yang’s new book. I read the back and I was really interested, because it said the story was about COVID-19 which was happening in my real life as well. It was also Kelly Yang’s true story. I started reading it as soon as we got home, it was amazing. 

It was good because I could feel connected to Knox and really experience what he was living in the book.  Since it was Covid, I had to wear masks also and it was hard at first, but I eventually got used to it, just like the characters in this book. This story made me start writing a journal with my daily life emotions. I like writing stories on my computer, I feel happy and hopefully, one day, I will be able to publish them.

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