Right now my middle and high school students at Artios Academy are reading and joying it. They talked to me about it first thing this morning - and I teach history! I had to admit that I hadn't read it before and I wasn't as far as they are in it but that I was loving it too. My mom and dad listened to it a few years ago on a long drive and they said they truly enjoyed it. Finally, I am reading it. I even got a cool version from Half Price Books with old timey pictures in it with big print! It will make it easy to read aloud when the time comes. I am not sure my oldest needs any encouragement in boyish pranks!
My favorite quote so far isn't landmark - just funny.
The choir always tittered and whispered all through service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was, now. It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country.Another good one:
Tom turned in without the added vexation of prayers, and Sid made a mental note of the omission.His turn of phrase is just so fun to read. So this is not a HEAVY classic but it is one that I am glad to finally be reading!
See what others are reading at Ladydusk.