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  • Story 1

  • Stu Sanderson Vanishes in the Middle of Class

  • Narrator

    Ms. Gribbs was Stu’s and my eighth-grade English teacher.

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  • She had thin lips that she smeared too much lipstick on and frizzy hair that she piled on top of her head.

  • The other thing you need to know about Ms. Gribbs is that, well, to use the technical term, the woman was batty.

  • I mean this with all due respect, but she was a total nut job.

  • We’re talking Loony Tunes here.

  • Narrator

    I’m not saying this to be cruel.

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  • I actually liked Ms. Gribbs a lot.

  • But that doesn’t change the fact that her brain was seriously warped.

  • For instance, she made us sit in a circle every day.

  • Okay, that might not sound so crazy.

  • You might have even had classes where you sat in a circle.

  • Narrator

    But if you did, I bet those classes didn’t have thirty-eight kids in them.

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  • Don’t get me wrong.

  • Her reason for making us sit in a circle was noble.

  • If I remember right, it had something to do with King Arthur.

  • He supposedly had a round table so everyone felt equally involved in whatever was going on.

  • Which is what Ms. Gribbs said she wanted too.

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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.