“Book maniac” declares love for Mr. Darcy

Alyssa McClain, Guest Writer

Books. I love books. Some teenagers have an aversion to reading, but not me. If it were possible I would stay awake until I read every book I’ve ever wanted to indulge myself in.

If I had to narrow down what my favorite book or series is there would be a tie between Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Cassandra Clare’s Immortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series.

I loved the way Pride and Prejudice was written. It made me wish I could have lived in England during the 1800s. Mr. Darcy is definitely my favorite character in the book; his personality simply makes me laugh!

I absolutely love the story line of Cassandra Clare’s series, and I cannot wait for the rest of the books in these series to finally be out so I can stop glaring angrily at my bookshelf where there are spaces waiting for the last three books that need to be printed!

I could literally go on for hours about all the books I love and want to live in. The escape from reality that books provide is a major relief, especially in a world that is so technologically absorbed.

Reading is my way of staying sane. Without books I wouldn’t be the person I am today.