The only book I checked out of the high school library, but it made a huge impact on me. I must have read it 3 times over. It's always held a special place in my heart. It was one of those books that reaffirmed my love of books and my love history, during impressionable high daze in soulless suburbia. Also sparked my interest in Chaucer...I was the only kid at the mall reading the Canterbury Tales...no, I was the only kid at the mall reading period.