Youth is often associated with freedom. You feel like you can do to anything and the world is under feet. However, being young is not always as easy as it sounds, because freedom comes with more responsibilities. Both are important, whoever you must figure out how to balance them. Or else you may end up having no control over where you are heading. In her short story “A gap of sky” from 2008, Anna Hope invites into the world of a young girl named Ellie. She is a typical student who struggles to find a balance between freedom and the responsibilities it comes with.