I am choosing to write about “The Library Card”. I thought it was a very well written autobiography. It completely captured me. I kept reading faster and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. What book he would read next and how he would learn from it, how it would affect him. Even though I am not a big reader I know what it can be like being caught up in a book. You stay up late just to see what happens next. You become the main character. You fall in love with prince charming. The book almost becomes your own separate world. Richard’s short autobiography was like a book in that; I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I couldn’t look away from my computer screen, it captivated me. Although I didn’t truly care for the end, what happened to him? Did he go up North? Did he follow in his father’s footsteps? We never find out. I do wish there was a clearer ending, one that was more satisfying.
With that said, I think Richard did an amazing job of capturing, at least my, attention. With my literacy autobiography I hope to do the same. I want people to not be able to put down the paper because they want to see what happens to me next. Although, I do think one not about literacy would be more exciting this will have to do for now. Hopefully I can describe my feelings on paper to the point where the reader can feel them too. I want the reader to take a walk in my shoes. For them to feel my struggles, my highs and my lows, my love for something, and my deep hatred for other things. That’s what I hope to accomplish.