Hooked To Books Scholarship 2019: The Finalists and Their Life-Changing Book Essays

Hooked To Books is pleased to invite you to read the five most inspirational essays in our 2019 Scholarship Program, among more than 300 submissions this year. The essays, excellent in writing styles and rich in content, show us not only the power of books, but also the power of the readers. Read and see how books change lives – the readers’, and many others’.

How a Book Changed My Life: We’re So Young

How a Book Changed My Life: We’re So Young

We’re so young. These are the words that ricochet in my skull as I read Marina Keegan’s graduation speech, received by an audience of fellow Yale graduates just days before a fatal car accident.

A Book That Changed My Life: The Innocent Man

A Book That Changed My Life: The Innocent Man

During my junior year of high school, my teacher forced us to read a non-fiction book called, “The Innocent Man,” written by John Grisham. This focused on four wrongful convictions relating to crimes that took place in a small town called Ada in Oklahoma.