My teenage years were a bad time for me and my family. My parents were unhappy with each other, i fought with them non-stop. After they got divorced reading was sought of an escape and a form of asserting independence. Finishing a book was also about finally being able to accomplish something. Then i read The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915) t’s about an outsider. A discontent. A sufferer. Kafka uses dream state and symbolism styles with the effect of making the situation even more grotesque. It is a much darker, more inactive and much more debilitating take on this outsider's feeling. This book was hard to understand, it took 4 reads to actually get the true message, and it absolutely changed my entire life!