Trujillo lived in these moments. She was always so engaged in the stories; reading them with such intense emotion and passion that you couldn't help but feel like you were in the protagonist's world right along with them. It was mind blowing to my little fourth-grade self that you could escape to a different world with simply paper and ink. I adored it, and I always will. Reading will always be a passion of mine. To know that I can escape to a world of adventure and action in a matter of minutes is breathtaking. Reading has become a way to break free from my personal problems for a few minutes or hours. It has become a way for me to escape negative emotions and calm myself down whenever I need to. I've grown from that three foot something fourth grader with the horrible haircut, reading books like "The chronicles of Narnia" and "Peter Pan" to more mature books like "The Last Time We Said Goodbye", a wonderfully written story by Cynthia Hand, and I can only thank my magnificent fourth grade teacher, Ms.