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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
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May 08, 2012

it was amazing
Read in November, 2009

I never read this book as a child; in my immigrant family, the childhood tales were of Akbar and Birbil, not Max and the Wild Things.

With the movie coming out, and so much talk about it, I started feeling like maybe I was missing something. But I also felt trapped, because what I had already missed out on reading this book as a child. Reading the book now means I'll know what all of you are talking about, but the childhood memories of relating to Max just can't happen. I've missed something I'll always miss.

So the other day I bought the book, and that night, Craig read it to me before we went to sleep. And though I'll never have the experience of reading this book as a child, I fell in love with this book in an entirely childish way.

I asked Craig to read it again. That story again. Just once more.
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily i love that you managed not to miss this book.

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