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‘How Books Helped Me Overcome My Fears’ Essay by 11 year old Bookosmian from Chennai

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R.S Ananya

Hey everyone! Your friend, Sara here. 11 year old R.S Ananya from Chennai pens down an honest essay of her fears and how reading helped her overcome them. Sounds awesome, right? Let’s read it together!

Ananya is a student of NSN Memorial, Chitlapakkam, Chennai.

‘How Books Helped Me Overcome My Fears’ Essay by 11 year old Bookosmian from Chennai

One beautiful morning, I was sleeping nicely when my sister came and woke me up very gently. She told me to wake up or we will be late for school. So I woke up and folded my sheet and came out of my room. Then I suddenly remembered that it was the last day of school. I was so excited. So I brushed my teeth, had a bath, combed my hair, ate my toast, and wore my shoes and socks.


After that, I went to school. Then my friends and I revised for our exams. I finished my exam fast because I knew all the answers. The bell rang and our teacher collected the papers. I came back home.


My friends and I were so excited! We shouted with joy that the exams were over. We played water games. We all slept together. The next morning, we finished our breakfast and went to play.

The worst thing happened.


A dog chased all of us! I was so afraid. We ran into the house and closed the door. After some time we took our cycle and went to the library. I picked up a book called ‘ How to face your fear of dogs’. I opened the book. There were three points in that book :


? Don’t run when you see a dog
? Walk quietly when you see a dog
? Think it will not hurt you

So we came home then I followed these three points.

Suddenly, the dog began to wag its tail. I was so happy.


Then one day, my sister and I were playing badminton. The shuttlecock fell on the roof sheet. I climbed on top of that sheet, took the shuttlecock, and jumped from there.


My leg started hurting very badly. We went to the doctor. He told us that it was just a sprain and told me to take bed rest for a week.

After that, on another day, the shuttlecock fell on the sheet again. But this time, I was scared of heights. I asked my father to help me fetch it.


I went to the library again and this time I picked up a book on ‘How to face your fear of heights’. It had three points in it.


? Don’t associate height with fear
? Try and forget the things that disturb you
? Don’t let the fear come into you again

I followed these steps. It really worked. I never allowed my fears to disturb me again. The books helped me face my fear. Also, I learnt not to do dangerous things. Now I always ask my parents or elders at home when I need help.


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