People don’t seem to understand that books aren’t just words on a page. Books can move me to laugh and to cry. They make me pay attention to things in a different way. Books have changed my life more than people have. I can sympathize with the characters, pretend I’m in their fantasy world. Books have moved me, made me hate and love. Books have made me a better person. They taught me to listen, they opened my eyes and made me think. I don’t know where I would be without them.