The library at mountain view is full of books that can be checked out, but students don’t take advantage of the vast amount of books held in the library. There will always be those students who are addicted to worlds inside the pages of a book. A place where life can quiet down for a bit and reality fades away.
Imagine if more people would take advantage of this amazing activity that takes stress away and helps one distract themselves for awhile. The books in the library can provide refuge, entertainment and advice.
Literature is not something someone must be ashamed of appraising. Perhaps a student feels his peers will see him differently or tease him for picking up a book, but classmates will be impressed by his grand vocabulary and knowledge he has gained as a result of reading even if his peers won't admit it to him.
Admittedly, English Teachers do not make reading look appealing when their entire curriculum is based solely on forcing teens to read books that the state has deemed worthy. Although, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Giver” have important lessons on morale and ethics, students should not have to read a book which they have no interest in. Requiring an adolescent to read a book only creates a hatred for reading which then creates a generation of book-hating adults.
Pick up a book. No harm done in getting away for a bit. all the while expanding your vocabulary.