My First Book Essay

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My First Book My Teacher is an Alien is the book that meant the most to me as a child. This book was significant to me because it is the first book that I can remember reading from start to finish in one sitting. I recall ordering the book for the book fair in my school and how excited I was when I got it. I can still see the cover of the book in my head. I can’t believe that read the book when I was eleven that is twenty one years ago for me. My mother had given me five dollars when I went into school that day because my school was having a book fair that day. I was not looking forward the book fair because I was not that big into books. I knew that I had to get a book because if I did I could spend my change on candy; otherwise I have to give the money back to my mother. The gym had a bunch of tables set up with cheap plastic table cloths on them. Stacked upon the tables were stacks of books, usually three of four of each. I walked around the gym looking at all the various books not finding anything that I was interested in. I remember there being a lot of books about kids solving crime, sports and books with horses on the cover. That all changed when I saw My Teacher is an Alien. I think it was the bright orange and green cover to the book, or that there was an alien on the cover pulling off a mask from his face. I had not been into science fiction before this but something about the cover spoke to me. The only science fiction that I had been exposed to was Star Wars. I would say that I flipped over the book to read the blurb on the back, but I did not. I am pretty sure the plot of the book was the teacher was an alien. I paid for the book and tossed it into my book bag. It spent the rest of the in there. I stopped by the store on my way home and got my gummy bears. It was most likely sometime after dinner that I took it out of my bag and stated to

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