Re-reading is sometimes the curse of being a voracious reader -- what if the book isn't as good the second time through?
I recently reread one of my childhood favorites and was glad to see the story still stood up.
I read it multiple times during late elementary and middle school and probably snuck some re-reads in during high school at home. But, since then, it's been years since I've picked this one up.
I was browsing a friend's bookshelf and she had a copy which I promptly asked if I could borrow and read it in a few days.
The story was familiar and new all at once. I remembered the major plot points, but not all the little details that really make this historical novel sing. It was a joy to rediscover this book and remember again why I loved it in the first place.