this was a favorite book of mine as a teenager. i reread it every several years but i'm afraid my old copy, with the cover half ripped off, did not make it with me in my house move last spring. i think i'll look for a new one at the used book shop next time i'm in. i'd be happy to find a vintage hardcover like the one above.
speaking of favorite books, my first favorite childhood book was "the yearling" which i read multiple times always sobbing heavily the last 25 pages or so. i think i've said this here before, but i remember the first time i read it i couldn't see the pages for crying so hard. and then i had a pretty serious "harriet the spy" phase. so my reading habits aren't always so intense, you see. but i did read a whole lot as a girl. i am grateful for this.
i'm thinking of getting a tattoo of that book cover design above. my boy ethan and i have an ink appointment in december together. i'm so looking forward to this because i want another tattoo. and because i love my boy.