9 thoughts on “book memories

  1. When the stone table cracked.
    When Sydney Carton played his “final hand” of cards.
    When Anne Shirley cracked the slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head.
    The end of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”
    The haunting first line of “The Giver.”
    Dally (the Outsiders). Everything about Dally.
    The line from Les Mis (the book): “What is this history of Fantine? It is the story of society buying a slave.” Read it when I was 11 years old and it stuck with me.
    Hester Prynne right after she’s been released from prison, trying to cover up her scarlet letter.
    The ending of Animal Farm.
    I should probably stop now. This list is getting too long.

  2. Oh my word, Old Dan and Little Ann!!! That was the first book that made me WEEP. I was 11. My brother asked me what I was crying about, and I could only sob “Dan and Ann!!!”…. Other memories… Atticus holding Scout on his lap… “The Man with Two Faces” in HP 1 literally having two faces… Ella breaking the curse and kissing Char (“Saving him made him mine”)… My Uncle Stephen reading us LWW and doing Susan’s voice… Rachel Lynde everything… Ned Nickerson crying “You Rat!” and punching out the bad guy then jumping into the ocean to save Nancy, who was tied up in canvas and saying her prayers… I should stop…

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