Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved those every one of those books, and I feel the same: I could sit down today and re-read them and fall in love with her all over again. I never liked the TV series so much although I thought Melissa Gilbert was a wonderful actress.Originally Posted by LATAS
Animal Farm is still brilliant social commentary, and I recently re-read 1984 and found it as stark and compelling as I did in 1984.
My little sister Cathy died at 23. I can't recall all the times I saw her as a teen-ager, sitting on a bench under our library window, clutching a kleenex in one hand and Wuthering Heights in the other, bawling her eyes out. She named her daughter Catherine after the romantic Ms. Earnshaw, and her namesake is now 16 and has read the book herself.Originally Posted by nausicaa
I first read it when I was about 12, and while I didn't understand the nuance I was profoundly moved. I've not changed my opinion; it is gothic and disturbing but a wonderful read. I sometimes wished I could be as headstrong and willfull as Catherine. Fortunately for me I'm the pragmatic type.