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Teaching Happiness

December 22, 2010
By Kayly SILVER, Helena, Montana
Kayly SILVER, Helena, Montana
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments


High school senior, Katie Hayes moves back to the town in Virginia that she grew up in after seven years. While dealing with both family and personal issues including an unattatched father
a strict mother, and a loss of the knowledge of who she is, she meets Ryan. Also in his senior year, he understands her and what she is going through like no one else yet has. Without Katie realizing, Ryan begins to teach her how to be happy.

Kayly E.

Teaching Happiness

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This book has 26 comments.

Ari5191 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 26 2021 at 9:25 am
Ari5191 BRONZE, Poland, Maine
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather die than live without passion." -BTS

Wow! This is sooooo good! I love it, I almost started crying!!

on Oct. 25 2012 at 8:09 pm
KiraVogt2896 SILVER, La Canada Flintridge, California
9 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Our love is like the wind... I can’t see it, but I sure can feel it.' By Landon, A Walk To Remember. Movie and book.

Your such a good writter! I loved this book all the way through! Good job! Keep on writting! :) <3

on Jul. 19 2012 at 8:32 pm
RaisaMiri SILVER, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
5 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try." ~ Yoda

This was such a heartwrenching story!  All I could think while reading this was if he's with another girl I will cry! and I almost did when that happened! but the ending was beautiful when it all worked out <3 great job!

Vanner96 said...
on Apr. 17 2012 at 8:56 am
Vanner96, Locust Grove, Georgia
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~Romans 12:2

This was good! I was trying to figure out how he can be innocent and then BAM! LOL Good job! :)

on Mar. 30 2012 at 10:26 pm
nemish23 BRONZE, Sydney, Other
2 articles 0 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have."

"Today is life. The only life we're sure of. Make the most of today." -CSI:NY

love it! love it! love it!

it's so true and heartwarming- it's a beautiful story.

on Jan. 25 2012 at 7:45 pm
BluBirdWriter13, Nowhere, Kentucky
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the summary has already got me intrested

on Jan. 18 2012 at 9:49 am
Mermaidmissy SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Ahh, your story is very good and so powerful, I hope you keep on writing some more pages soon. Can you take a look at some of my poems and book please. Thank You! :)

on Dec. 13 2011 at 12:02 pm
i-love-cupcakes, New York, New York
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hey thats a realy good story i have read it 4 times:):):)

on Dec. 12 2011 at 4:51 am
quellanella SILVER, Tokyo, Other
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments
is this it or are you gonna write more!? you gotta keep going!!:)

Jeera SILVER said...
on Nov. 11 2011 at 7:51 pm
Jeera SILVER, Dowelltown, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay strong; be real.

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! You should finish it! I really want to read the rest.

killjoy1011 said...
on Oct. 28 2011 at 12:36 am
\I wanna know how he tries to appoligize to her soooo bad if she evan lets him ....dont you ??!!

killjoy1011 said...
on Oct. 28 2011 at 12:34 am
i loved loved loved you story i read the whole thing in one sitting i did not expect that to happen at all it kinda dissapionted me but i need you to finish i wanna know what happens next in class with them!!!!!

Kayly SILVER said...
on Oct. 13 2011 at 4:35 pm
Kayly SILVER, Helena, Montana
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Wow thanks everyone! I'm working on writing more I just have some writers block right now. But I'm planning on putting up a few more chapters by the end of this week :)

on Oct. 13 2011 at 8:47 am
julialove94 SILVER, Rancho Cucamonga, California
6 articles 1 photo 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I live to write, not write to live"

Okay, just finished it ahaha. I'm not disappointed with the way it ended, however, it should continue! It's so freakin amazing! It needs to be published. This is definitly one of those stories that should NEVER be over looked!

on Oct. 12 2011 at 11:35 pm
julialove94 SILVER, Rancho Cucamonga, California
6 articles 1 photo 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I live to write, not write to live"

I'm afraid to read anyone's comment for accidently spoilers, so I won't until I finish all the chapters you have up haha. But I just finished the first chapter and I could totally picture that being the first chapter to a totally amazing published book. So as I continue to read, I hope you continue to write, if it's not already finished, because so far, I absolutely love it :)

fall is near said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 7:16 pm
thats exactly what in was thinking!

teenagedream said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 4:35 pm
If you do write more pleezz tell when there will be more

on Aug. 12 2011 at 1:55 am
MiNdLeSsLuVeRgIrL BRONZE, Kenly, North Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something let it go, if it comes back its yours if it doesn't, it never was!

plz finish it and she should totally punch him, just saying! :D

on Jun. 13 2011 at 10:54 pm
FallenAngel1 SILVER, Chula Vista, California
9 articles 0 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Good Night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow."-Romeo and Juliet act II scene II, William Shakespeare
"What's In a name? That which we call a rosse by any other name would smell as sweet."-Romeo

Please write more. This is soooo cute, i was very sad when she told Ryan about how her sister died. Keep it up, this is very good and very emotional. GREAT JOB!!! :-) :-)

on Jun. 11 2011 at 12:05 pm
JustAnotherDay. BRONZE, Andover, Ohio
2 articles 1 photo 130 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stephen Fry - There are many people out there that will tell you that "you can't". What you've got to do is turn around and say, "watch me."

Yes! Please,please be more to it, I don't think it should end there, there HAS to be more to it!