1. Reading is your friend when others forget to be.
2. It teaches you things.
3. It gives you lots of other friends.
4. Occasionally cute ones.
5. It gives you places to dream about.
6. It shows you things that no one has ever dreamed of.
7. It will stay with you until the very end. After Lord Voldemort is dead. After Narnia is gone. After Alice is awake.