Francie can finally read. She doesn’t have to sound out words anymore and she now knows them by sight. Our girl starts reading and never seems to stop.
Reading solves her loneliness problem, and books become her friends and poetry her buddy.
On the day she realizes that she can read, she promises herself that she will read one book a day.
And she doesn’t just love reading—nope, she also loves numbers. Francie creates a special code wherein each number represents a different member of a family. For example, she imagines that the number 0 is a baby. She also thinks of 5 as being the mother. With this in mind, when she sees the number 50, she imagines a mother taking a baby out for a walk. In other words, whatever number she sees, she creates a little story behind it in her mind. (Our girl is wicked creative, huh? She is clearly a storyteller, right? She sees stories everywhere—even in math.)