How Books Changed My Life

I am 18 years old and I’ve been incarcerated since I was 16. I made a huge mistake. But I’ve been working on fixing it. I obtained my GED in 2018. I want to thank you for what you do. There needs to be more people like you in the world. Now I’m going to tell you how books changed my life. Since being incarcerated, I only want to read. I’ve gained knowledge from nonfiction and have been astounded by works of fiction. Reading takes me out of my prison setting and keeps me out of trouble. When I was out, I was hot-headed and always getting into something. Then I got locked up and discovered these things with a cover and pages with words that tell a story called “books.” These mysterious books have calmed me down and taught me new angles in life. We need books in our lives. Thank you for being there.

Written by A prisoner in Lake City, FL

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