Books Save Lives


Sydni Bratthauar, Editor

Books are very important to many people. Yes, English teachers, but there are tons of other people who love to read, like me. Books help me escape when I need to, and actually, they can save lives.

There is a medical term for this: Bibliotherapy. The definition of this term is an expressive therapy that uses an individual’s relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. The basic concept behind bibliotherapy is that reading is a healing experience.

A woman wrote about how books saved her life when she was a teenager. She had a rough go for a while and she turned to books. She connected with the characters and the stories of the books she was reading. They literally saved her life.

Books are not just for learning. They offer an escape into new worlds when you have to get away for a bit. They offer protection from the pain, but also help you grasp what happened.

Honestly, I’m not surprised that books have and will continue to save lives.

Literally Darling