Personal Essay: How Reading Made Me Popular

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How Reading Made Me Popular Has anyone ever told you that reading makes you a loser? Well, I am here to inform you that they are incorrect. At the young age of seven, I knew this statement was no longer valid, and it changed my perspective of reading. Before I realized all of this, everything was quiet for a brief moment, and I no longer was surrounded by shouts of, “Wow, Paige you are so dumb”, and taunting laughter that followed. Instead, I was now accompanied by half of my classmates with the biggest grin on my face feeling confident once again. All of my classmates were begging for my attention; Evan was even on his knees in those faded old blue jeans that were always undersized clasping his hands together. Each of them asked the same question, differently, and that was when I realized that if I increased my daily reading then I would become more popular. I knew in order to …show more content…
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