S: The Labyrinth of Life
BC: Reviews: "She has woven a story with pictures and words... and links every subject together, accurately depicting the treasures of life in a way that makes one feel grateful." -Sai Sreenivasan | Summary: Humans. We're not perfect, and we don't always notice things. Sometimes it's hard to just stop and observe, but when you do, life rewards you. My goal is to inspire you to enjoy things to their fullest and to be grateful. There are so many things that make life beautiful and special, and hopefully you'll see that by the end of my book.
FC: The Labyrinth of Life
1: The Labyrinth of Life | By Brianna Forte
2: © 2013 Brianna Forte
3: To the Forte Family, for showing me the true meaning of love To The Four who are my life and have showed me how to trust and enjoy life to its fullest To Sylvie, who's been with me every step and is ready to catch me when I stumble To Caitlyn, because I love her with indescribable strength I love you
4: There are certain moments, memories, experiences, and sights, that make life so very special. But sometimes we take those things for granted.
5: Like fresh snow on the ground ready and waiting to be played with.
6: “Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.” Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen
8: Then the snow melts, and the sun starts to stay. The weather changes and puts a spring in ones step.
11: The grass becomes lush and green, inviting kids to run wild in their bare feet...
12: Or just to lay down and soak the sun.
15: The bright colors of spring poke through the dreary colors of winter.
16: The most beautiful color being the color Red. The color of power, love, and energy.
19: And then there are all the other colors of the rainbow.
22: "Friends are like rainbows. Always there to cheer you up after the storm" -anonymous Friends do a lot for you. But most importantly, they make you feel loved.
24: Love is sweet like cookies or candy. Love is as cozy as your old sweatshirt. Love is something that makes life worth while.
29: Love is as beautiful and hopeful as a sunrise on the beach.
32: Author's Note Life is hard, always challenging us, just to see if we'll rise to the challenge. One of the biggest challenges that life presents to us is to notice it. If there is anything that you take away from my book, it is to look up from your phone a little more often and enjoy your experiences. I don't want to sound too cheesy, but life is beautiful, you just have to look in the right places. I hope you have enjoyed my book and I hope you have learned from it. Now go notice everything!
33: About the Author: Brianna Forte is an 8th grade student at Eastern Middle School. She is an avid swimmer and reader, and has a strange obsession with unicorns. This is her first and probably last photography book.