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After 10 times reading this.
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2020
The first time this book was presented to me I was in 5th grade. I remember because I was so engrossed with the story that when I teacher read that sameness included the loss of color I panicked and requested, then demanded, that she start the entire story over. She did not. So I pondered this story for many years, until I got into high school and read it again, and again, and again. Each time I read this story, along with the others. I am lost in this world that is so simple, yet even in my darkest times of life, I long for the community to receive all they have lost. For them to experience everything the world of Elsewhere has to offer them. I discover new meaning as I have grown into an adult. My view of this book has often shaped how I treat children today in my every day work. The honesty and trust I give them to make the important choices that will inevitably turn then into who they are going to be later in life.
Because as a child this book taught me that I had the strength and ability to shape my future. As an Adult it reminds me, so do they.