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  • Chapter One

  • Narrator

    Tyler could faintly hear his alarm clock going off under the Imagine Dragons song streaming through his ear buds.

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  • He rolled over and hit the top of the clock.

  • Then he pulled the covers up over his head and curled up on his side.

  • He did the same thing every weekday morning.

  • It was the only thing about the routine that he liked:

  • Alarm goes off.

  • Narrator

    Hit the alarm.

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  • Take out ear buds.

  • Turn off smartphone.

  • Roll over for five more minutes.

  • And then quiet.

  • Once he got his skinny body out of bed, he would open his window and listen to the songbirds greeting the morning.

  • Narrator

    Then he’d pick up a pad, a piece of artist’s charcoal, and begin to sketch.

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  • Last year he decided he would draw what he saw outside his bedroom window every day for a year.

  • He mostly wanted to see if he could do it for 365 days.

  • But also he was curious to see how things changed;

  • the things he didn’t usually notice until some big difference occurred.

  • Tyler was curious overall, much more so than a lot of his classmates.

  • Narrator

    His friend group was small anyway.

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Welcome to a new way to read!

Regular books are just lines and pages of text but Literal books look like a group chat. This intro will show you how to:

  1. Change and use the 4 different reading modes.
  2. Interact with the book to comment, take notes, and more.

Auto Load


When you select Auto Load you can set your reading speed (WPM), press play, and read the story as if the book were a group chat happening live.

AI Reader


Selecting the AI Reader will add AI voices to Auto Load so that you can hear the book read to you while each line of the book loads.

Tap To Load


If you'd rather control when each line of the book loads select Tap To Load. As you read tap the “Next Message” button to load the next line.

Free Scroll


Free Scroll mode allows you to do just as the name implies and freely scroll up or down throughout the book. All messages are pre-loaded in this mode.

Reader Tools


While reading you can tap on a speech bubble to make social comments, write private notes, define words, and translate words or sentences.

Ready to start?


Ready to get started? Tap start and then the play button to start reading your first Literal book in Auto Load mode.