Analysis Of The Book ' Reading Class ' Essay

1405 Words Sep 28th, 2015 6 Pages
It was October of my seventh grade year and I found myself sitting in Ms. Keyes’ reading class. One Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Keyes put us in groups based on our reading levels and interests. What interested me the most were books that were suspenseful, full of action, and ones that moved at a fast pace with a colorful cast of characters. Her goal was to get me to enjoy reading again; she made that her personal mission. When I walked into her fifth period class, she had the desks in groups of six. She directed us to our stations where a pile of books awaited and were stacked in the center of each group. When I saw all of the books on each table, I sighed. I walked over to my assigned seat she had given me and plopped down. My first thought was how big and heavy this book appeared to be. I quickly flipped to the back of the book to see how many pages there were. When I saw the number 432, my mouth dropped open. There was no way that I was going to read a four hundred-page book, she must have been crazy. After turning the book back to the cover I saw the title I Am Number Four. The cover looked very intriguing with bright colors so I decided to check it out. When I opened the book, the musty smell hit me. It seemed to me that these books must have been trapped in a box and left in a closet for a few years. When I turned back to Ms. Keyes she saw the unhappiness in my eyes and she knew it was going to be a challenge to get me to read this book. She informed the class that each pod…

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