Chloe, a second grader, wanted to borrow one of the books, "Where the Red Fern Grows," from my classroom. I told her that she could borrow it, but I couldn't tell her if it was any good because I hadn't read it. I had only seen the movie, and it was when I was a little kid, and all I remembered about it was that it was sad. I ran into her two days later:
MR. BOWERS: Howdy! How's that Red Fern book?
CHLOE: Wow...the first few pages...and I'm already cryin'.