What’s the deal with stories

I feel that people don’t just write for themselves, they write to influence others. That is truly inspiring. These writers give up a piece of themselves to the public and they really do change lives. I know personally that when on of my best friends had cancer a few years ago, she loved reading. I always wondered why she liked reading so much so I asked her why and she said something that I will never forget. She said, It makes me feel not sick for awhile. Good books change the world around you, they change not only perspective, but it takes you into a different world.

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Word Nerd 1.1 – Alours

Source: Two Summers, Aimee Friedman- page 23

Context: ” The grey-haired driver, a cigarette dangling from his lips, helps me cram my suitcase into the trunk. Then I climb disbelieving into the backseat, and we peel off  “Alours,” the driver says, lighting his cigarette with one hand and steering with the other. “Where are you going, mademoiselle?”  I’m both surprised and relieved that he can tell i’m american.

In their words: interjection

The definition of alors is a French word used as English speakers might say “so,” or “well.”

An example of when to use the word alors would be in a sentence such as, “So! How is your new job?”\


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The best book I ever read

One of the best books I’ve ever read has to be ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola Yoon. It’s about a girl named Maddy and how she lives day to day with severe combined immunodeficiency or SCID. SCID is a disease also known as bubble baby disease, you’re basically allergic to everything and stuck in a bubble. For Maddy all she wants to do is go to the ocean, and leave her ‘bubble’. In the book Maddy finds a boy named Olly and he makes her want to go outside even more. So she leaves the house and she gets sick. The rest of the book is about how she goes through trials and beats the odds. And that is the best book I’ve ever read.