The first book I read this year was The Skin I'm In, this book had a huge impact on the way I interpret things but I also have different perspective on life. In the book Maleeka is picked on because of her skin complexion, her weight, and even the clothes wears. People started to get into her head and she actually believed she had to change herself to be liked by others. Everyone who picked on her never understood her past. She got her weight and complexion from her father who passed away. Her clothes where ragged because since her mom was the only one bringing money in the house money was low her mother decide to start hand making her clothes to save some money. Since this book I have taken a step back to really look at the world and how much words have an affect on people.