John's Story

The first time I read the book, I was in 5th grade, the second time I was 53. In school I was always odd and not one to follow the crowd. My interests separated me so I learned to be comfortable being a loner - independent and not expecting or needing that much support of my dreams. It was not until recently at the age of 53, with my second read, did I realize how much this story has shaped my way of life, self-image, and thinking.

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