Empathy In Junie B. Jones's The Giver

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When I was eight-year-olds, I was always told to read a book by my teachers and peers and I absolutely loathed it. One day I was handed an assignment, we were set off to check out a book from the library to read during reading time, which during this time I dreaded. After what seemed like hours, I decided on a Junie B. Jones book that caught my eye. After a brief reading session of one hour, when I finished the small chapter book, at once I decided to check out another one of the books in the series which lead to another one and so on. On average I devote about twenty hours of my time a week reading books. Reading is important to me because it is a way to escape into the pages of the book and start a new adventure with these characters. While reading you also learn to look past the surface and empathize with others. The number one…show more content…
Characters are essential to every story and if you can relate to them than you can truly appreciate the story. In the book The Giver in order to understand the book you have to try and understand Jonas, the teenager who tries to be ordinary to not see all the flashes of the world that was breaking through the surface of his colorless world. Then you go through the book with him developing and reveling in his differences. Katniss Everdeen is another character that you can empathize with, she is a teenager with more responsibility than everyone else in her family. She lives in a one parent home, so you see her struggle she as the head of the house. Her whole life gets turned around when her sister's name gets chosen for the reaping of the Hunger Games, she volunteers without any hesitancy desperate to save her sister from that fate, she then goes and fights her way the notorious hunger games. Empathy is the most distinguishing and important quality that any reader

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