The inner you is triggered and fascinated by the movements that one reads about a character in a book. Not only do we escape like Ian Ang says, it forms us and gives us confidence and a way to search our soul.
Reading different genres and characters gives me the ability to find my inner self and form to my soul. Reflections of others and their movements make me enthusiastic to either pick up that aspect of myself too or either neglect characteristics that bring me down. In a somewhat mid life crisis finding oneself via books can give you confidence and lust to be who your are because there’s someone else just like you. You are not alone.
Photo taken out of: Grossman, Lev. The Magicians. USA: Penguin Group 2009.