Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin.Goodreads.com. (2019). Ann Patchett Quotes (Author of Bel Canto). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7136914.Ann_Patchett [Accessed 2 Dec. 2019].