Introduction

"Books are uniquely portable magic."  - Stephen King
 
This year, you've been asked to read the stories, poems, and books of your teachers' choosing.  But now it's your turn to pick.
 
This is your chance to find a book that you will truly love.  You will have the chance to dive deep and reach into the heart of a book, then represent it in a way that you will choose.
 
Just as no two people react in the exact same way to a televison show, or a movie, or a song, no two people react in the exact same way to novels.  You may love a book, and I may hate it.... but that's okay.  This unit is your chance to read something that you love.
 
And yes, I firmly believe that everyone can love reading, if they just manage to find the right thing to read.  So if you've never found a book that you love before, let this project challenge you to experience one of the first time.
 
"After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the things we need most in the world." - Philip Pullman