When I became a teenager I read books, because, for a year -- after my family and I moved into our first home from the Projects -- I was sad ....
See, I could not easily go out and find friends, because most of the kids in our new neighborhood were either years younger than me, or my age, but male. My siblings were fine. I was lonely.
My mother decided to get me Nancy Drew books. It was too cool. That and the school library was great.
Reading to me is the best form of escape. Your mind comes up with the visuals.
My son even loves to read though he is still, learning. So, I read to him.
Yeah, reading is our great escape.