Sep 01, 08
Read in January, 1965
This book is just so incredible. I remember finishing it at age 14, and asking my Mom to take me to the library. I dramatically told the librarian "I want to read EVERYTHING that Harper Lee ever wrote!" She responded . . . "You already did." That's been over 40 years, and I still remember how devastated I felt. My favorite line from the book was (and I paraphrase):
Harper Lee tells us how, on a dare, Scout is about to run up to Boo Radley's house and touch the porch. She is understandably scared, and Lee explains that she ". . . treaded water at the gate."
I remember reading that line over and over.